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Former Yorkshire soldier could be home from Indian jail by weekend, hopes family

A former soldier from Hull - jailed in India on weapons charges - believes he could be home as soon as this weekend - after having his conviction overturned.

Nicholas Simpon, Paul Towers and Ray Tindall Credit: ITV News

Ray Tindall - along with Paul Towers from Pocklington and Nicholas Simpson from Cottingham - were acquitted of smuggling weapons and ammunition at India's High Court yesterday.

They were among six British security guards protecting a ship from pirates in the Indian Ocean when they were arrested in 2013.

Ray rang his mother Carole after being released this morning. It is 18 months since she was last able to speak to him.