Foreign Secretary to push for release

Former AdvantFort security officer still unable to leave India.

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

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.

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MSR Note: We do wish the media would stop using the misleading and completely incorrect tag ‘pirate hunter’ when discussing the issues facing maritime security operatives.

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