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The family of a former soldier from Northumberland, who's been held in India, say he's facing further delays in being allowed home.
Nick Dunn, from Ashington, was one of several British men arrested on arms charges, while working on a ship that was protecting other vessels from pirates.
The charges were dropped but he's still waiting for the authorities to allow him to return to the UK.
His family say they hope he'll be allowed home next week.
An Ashington man is waiting to hear when he will finally return home after being held in India on weapons charges for nearly a year.
Nick Dunn is among six British men who have had the charges against them quashed.
Another is Nicholas Simpson from near Catterick,
They still needs official papers and his passport returned before he can fly home.
A former soldier, who's been held in India on weapons charges for nine months, has been told the case against him has been dropped.
Nick Dunn, from Ashington, was arrested on a ship in Indian waters, along with five other British men, three from this region, while working to protect other ships from pirates.
Nick Dunn spoke to ITV Tyne Tees via the internet and described how he felt when he heard the news:
The Foreign Office is aware of reports British nationals in India have had weapons charges against them dropped but is 'urgently seeking confirmation'.
Nick Dunn from Ashington and Nicholas Simpson from near Catterick have been cleared of all charges, according to Nick's sister Lisa.
She told ITV Tyne Tees she had spoken to her brother in India this morning who told her the charges had been quashed and he should be home in a fortnight.