Two men from the North West have told how they are looking forward to seeing their families after being held in India for more than four years.
Ray Tindall and Paul Towers were jailed in October 2013 after being charged with smuggling weapons and ammunition. They had been guards on a ship to combat piracy in the Indian Ocean.
Now after years of campaigning, the former British soldiers, who are part of what's been called the Chennai Six, have won an appeal against their convictions.
The men are Billy Irving, 37, from Argyll and Bute, Nick Dunn, 31 from Northumberland, John Armstrong, 30, of Wigton, Cumbria, Nicholas Simpson, 47, of Catterick, North Yorkshire, Ray Tindall, 42, of Chester, and Paul Towers, 54, of Pocklington, East Yorkshire.
Speaking from their hotel room, they released a joint statement on Wednesday which read:
It could take several weeks before documentation comes through which will allow them to return to the UK.