Liverpool man waits in Indian prison for judge's decision on weapon charges

Paul Towers Credit: Family photo

A man from Liverpool must wait another week before a judge in India will make a decision about whether weapon charges against him will be thrown out.

Paul Towers from Bootle is still in prison but five other men were released on bail but remain in India.

At a hearing today, a judge postponed a decision after considering a petition to quash all counts against them.

Their company AdvanFort has always insisted the men were working to provide protection to other ships from pirate attacks, but the Indian courts have pressed weapons charges against them.