PM urged to help jailed soldiers

Relatives of a group of former British soldiers who were jailed in India are urging the UK Government to intervene.

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Families of jailed ex-soldiers present their petition at Downing Street

The relatives of six former soldiers who've been jailed in India after protecting ships from pirates, took their campaign to Downing Street today.

Ray Tindall, from Chester, and Paul Towers, from Bootle, were among those providing security for ship crews, when they were arrested and charged with taking weapons into India's territorial waters.

Paul's father, Don Towers, called on the government to do more to secure the men's release.

Our correspondent Rob Smith reports.


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