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Former soldiers in India cleared of arms charges, say family

Nick Dunn's family say he has been cleared of all charges against him. Credit: Family photo

The family of a former soldier from Ashington who's been held in India on weapons charges has been told all charges have been dropped.

Nick Dunn was arrested along with five other British men in October. He was released on bail in April but was not allowed to return to the UK until charges against him were quashed.

Lisa Dunn said her brother Nick was told verbally in court this morning that he has been cleared.

Joy and relief for Lisa Dunn as brother Nick cleared of arms charges in India. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

She added: "I'm so relieved, I can't believe it. But I can't relax until the lawyers have been given all the paperwork from the court."

She said he is expected home in the next two weeks.