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Wife pleads for Government help to bring jailed husband home from India.

The wife of a man from the Wirral who's been jailed for five years in India is calling on the government to do more to bring him home.

Paul Towers who's originally from Bootle was jailed on Monday along with five other British men for allegedly possessing illegal firearms. His wife Ann says the idea of her husband spending five years in prison is unthinkable.

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Father of former solider jailed in India speaks of 'massive shock'

Paul Towers

The father of a man from Bootle, who's been jailed for five years in India, says the sentence has come as 'a massive shock.'

Paul Towers was one of six former soldiers detained after weapons were found on a ship.

Mr Towers and another man from the North West, Ray Tindall, from Chester were working as anti-piracy security guards. They've been held in the country since 2013.

The Foreign Office say there is a 90 day window for an appeal.

Mr Towers' father Don has been speaking to ITV News:

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Double murder suspect detained under the Mental Health Act

Bernadette Fox
Sarah Fox

Merseyside police say a 26-year-old man arrested in connection with the murders of Bernadette and Sarah Fox in Bootle has now been detained under the Mental Health Act.

He was held by British Transport Police at Euston Station in London following a report from a member of the public and brought to the north west for questioning.

Breaking News: Bootle double murders suspect arrested in London

Bernadette Fox. Credit: Merseyside Police.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in London on suspicion of the murders of Bernadette and Sarah Fox in Merseyside.

He was held by British Transport Police at Euston Station at 7.50am this morning following a report from a member of the public.

The suspect is believed to be Peter Fox, 26, the son of Bernadette and brother of Sarah.

Sarah Fox Credit: Merseyside Police.

"I can confirm that a 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the murders of Bernadette and Sarah Fox this morning and is being brought back to Merseyside.

"A significant amount of work has been carried out throughout the weekend with the Metropolitan Police and British Transport Police and I would like to thank them for their assistance.

"I would also like to thank the media and the public for their support during the weekend, which has helped us enormously."

– Detective Chief Inspector Dave Rooney, British Transport Police
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