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Former Campbeltown schoolboy, pirate hunter Billy Irving, 37, landed on Scottish soil today.
There were scenes of jubilation with friends, family and supporters welcoming the ex-paratrooper at Glasgow airport.
There was a media scrum as reporters and TV crews surrounded Billy who was freed from an Indian prison nightmare last week and exonerated of all charges relating to firearms offences in India in 2013.
On Wednesday the Bring Billy Back Facebook page stated: ‘Billy is finally on a plane home.
‘After over four long excruciating years we can breathe a sigh of relief that Billy will soon be home with his family and friends.
‘We’d like to thank the legal team, the charities who supported us especially the Mission to Seafarers, the #Chennai6 campaign team who have just been incredible, our MPs and the media who helped with our fight for freedom.
Billy Irving in Glasgow. NO_c49billyirving01_Glasgow_Airport