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Friday, 27 March 2015

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Wigton man's hearing in India delayed again

A hearing to decide whether charges will be dropped against a Wigton man has been postponed for a second time.

John Armstrong photo
John Armstrong

John Armstrong, a former soldier from the town, is one of 34 men on bail in India accused of various crimes including carrying weapons without a suitable licence.

The men were on board the Seaman Guard Ohio when it was detained in India last October.

The 35, including six former British soldiers who were all understood to have been acting as armed security guards on board the vessel, were arrested and kept in a Chennai prison for six months.

They were released on bail in April, and proceedings against them were temporarily halted after the High Court agreed to a hearing to have the charges quashed.

It had been scheduled to take place last week, but was postponed until yesterday but there has been another delay.


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