Pirate hunter jets back

Billy Irving pirate buster arrives at Glasgow airport on his return from Indian prison.

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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.

Billy finds some space at last. Picture: Daily Record
Billy finds some space at last. Picture: Daily Record
Billy is greeted by well-wishers. Picture: Daily Record
Billy is greeted by well-wishers. Picture: Daily Record
Billy fights his way through the scrum of reporters. Picture: Daily Record
Billy fights his way through the scrum of reporters. Picture: Daily Record
Billy Irving pirate buster arrives at Glasgow airport on his return from Indian prison.
Billy wheels his suitcase through Glasgow Airport. Picture: Daily Record
Billy wheels his suitcase through Glasgow Airport. Picture: Daily Record
Billy Irving was looking trim and slim. Picture: Daily Record
Billy Irving was looking trim and slim. Picture: Daily Record
Billy Irving is surrounded by journalists. Picture: Daily Record
Billy Irving is surrounded by journalists. Picture: Daily Record
Billy Irving pirate buster arrives at Glasgow airport on his return from Indian prison. Picture: Daily Record
Billy Irving pirate buster arrives at Glasgow airport on his return from Indian prison. Picture: Daily Record

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