Prime Minister raises detained soldier's case with Indian counterpart

Six former soldiers being held in India have been told that David Cameron raised their case with the country's Prime Minister during his state visit to England last week.

Simpson and Towers have been held in India for over two years Credit: ITV News

Nicholas Simpson from Cottingham and Paul Towers from Pocklington have been prevented from leaving India for more than two years, after they were arrested on illegal weapons charges when the ship they were working on strayed into Indian waters.

Their trial is due to restart later this week.