Judge to rule on whether Liverpool man trapped in India after gun-running accusation can return home
By Lorna Hughes
A Liverpool man trapped in India after being accused of gun-running will learn in the next fortnight if he can return home.
Former soldier Paul Towers has been unable to leave the country for nearly 18 months after the crew of the anti-piracy vessel, MV Seaman Guard Ohio, were arrested by the Indian authorities in October 2013.
Mr Towers, originally from Bootle, was one of six British nationals and former servicemen who were all arrested, along with 29 other seafarers of different nationalities.
Despite numerous court hearings – including one which saw all charges against them being dropped back in July – their passports have not been returned and they are unable to leave India.
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