Tappin could be released as early as tomorrow

Christopher Tappin has been released on bail over arms dealing charges Credit: PA

Tappin, the former president of the Kent Golf Union, was told last month that he must remain in custody while he awaits trial in El Paso, Texas.

He had spent 23 hours a day locked in his cell at Otero County detention centre in New Mexico before being moved to a shared cell.

He will be freed later this week and could be released on bail as early as tomorrow, his US lawyer Kent Schaffer said.