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‘Cheeky’ William causes ‘carnage’ at Number 10

THE families of six security men locked up in a ‘hell-hole’ Indian jail took a 400,000-strong petition to 10 Downing Street last Thursday, marking four years to the day since they were detained.

Their anti-piracy ship MV Seaman Guard Ohio strayed into Indian waters during a storm, and the men were accused of carrying illegal arms. The six British men, Connel man Billy Irving, John Armstrong, Nick Dunn, Nick Simpson, Paul Towers and Ray Tindall, were jailed for five years in January 2016. They continue to deny the charges, but with an appeal process stalled, and the judge in charge recently stepping down, the families presented a petition to 10 Downing Street.

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