There were a series of appeals but none were successful until on November 27 a judge ruled they had been acquitted and were to be freed.
They were apprehended in 2013 after the Indian coastguard boarded their vessel, the MV Seaman Guard Ohio, and accused them of taking a huge arsenal of weaponry into territorial waters. You have just got to knuckle down and get yourself into a routine and keep a good mental state, don't let stuff get to you.'You're mixing with a different culture and a different way of life.
I can't wait.' Their company Advan Fort has always insisted the men were protecting other ships from pirate attacks and had done nothing wrong.
But John Armstrong, 30, of Wigton, Cumbria, Ray Tindall, 42, of Chester, Billy Irving, 37, of Oban, Scotland, Paul Towers, 54, of Pocklington, East Yorkshire and Nicholas Simpson, 47, of Catterick, North Yorkshire were all jailed for the offences.
The cell was clean but the communal toilets were disgusting.
This is the best thing ever, to finally be back home with my family.'Mr Dunn's sister Lisa, 37, campaigned tirelessly for his release since his ordeal first began in 2013.
After being greeted by family he spoke briefly to reporters, saying: 'It feels excellent to be home.' The other men are also expected to arrive in the UK on Thursday.
He spent his afternoon visiting friends and family and by 9pm he still had not managed to have a bath - one of the things he had most been looking forward to.
He said: 'When I was on bail I went to fast food places like KFC and Burger King, but they are not as nice as the UK versions.
But he said he managed to survive the ordeal thanks to the support from his family and Ms Das.
The pair met while Mr Dunn was having a drink in a bar while on bail and she asked him about his tattoos.
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