Ashington pirate-hunter’s bid to come home backed by Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

By Katie Davies

The MP said he would push Indian authorities for the release of former paratrooper Nick Dunn, from Northumberland

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has joined the fight to bring pirate-hunter Nick Dunn home.

The MP is to press the Indian authorities to allow the 29-year-old and five other British men to return home after charges filed against them were quashed.

The call came as Foreign Office minister Hugo Swire confirmed further talks will take place about the men, who were arrested in October 2013 over illegally possessing weapons while working for a private US-owned ship.

Emergency travel documents were issued to three of the men last month but they still require permission from the Indian authorities to leave the country.

Speaking in the Commons, Mr Swire said: “We have regularly raised this case at the most senior levels of government and have pressed for the legal process to be resolved as soon as possible.

To read the entire article, please click here.

Source: http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk

Maritime Security News:
He’s not a pirate hunter. He’s a maritime security operative. A pirate hunter would be someone hunting pirates, not actively protecting merchant vessels from potential pirate attack…

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s