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WATCH: Chennai Six member holds 'no bitterness'

Ray Tindall Credit: ITV Granada

A former soldier from Chester is back home after being held in an Indian jail.

Ray Tindall says he no time for bitterness after his ordeal and wants to look forward.

Along with Paul Towers from Bootle he was among the so-called Chennai Six who were locked up for weapons smuggling offences while working as maritime security guards.

The men were cleared of all charges by the Indian Supreme Court last month.

Our correspondent Ashley Derricott was the first journalist he spoke to after landing back at Manchester Airport.

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WATCH: Family speak of relief as Chennai Six look set to be home for Christmas

Credit: ITV Granada

Two men from the North West, who were jailed four years ago on smuggling weapons, look set to be coming home for Christmas.

The news broke in India that the men known as the Chennai Six - including Ray Tindall from Chester and Paul Towers from Bootle - had been cleared.

Their families back home had fought tirelessly for them to be freed. The men were arrested while working as security guards combatting piracy in the Indian Ocean.

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Watch: Journalist asylum seeker fears his life is in danger if he's deported

A writer and human rights campaigner has said that he fears for his life if he's deported from the North West.

Amitt Bhatt, who lives in Greater Manchester, faces an appeal hearing on Friday.

Mr Bhatt fled from India two years ago and claims he was tortured following an investigation into government corruption there.

Tim Scott reports.

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