Dad wants Foreign Office help to free son
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Father of ex-soldier jailed in India urges foreign secretary to help free son

The father of a former soldier from Merseyside jailed in India is calling for the new foreign secretary to intervene to free his son.

Paul Towers is one of six Britons who were jailed for carrying guns while working for anti-piracy company AdvanFort in the Indian Ocean in 2013.

His father, Don Towers, from Bootle, fears they have been forgotten and wants Boris Johnson to intervene.