UK sailors held by Iran are back in Britain

UK sailors held by Iran

December 4, 2009 11:39


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A group of British yachtsmen held in Iran for a week after their drifted into Iranian waters have returned to the UK. Oliver Smith, Oliver Young, Sam Usher and Luke Porter arrived early Friday at London's Heathrow Airport. The crew of the "Kingdom of Bahrain" said that they were relieved to be back home and eager to begin racing again. Smith said his Iranian captors "meant well" and that he was not mistreated. A fifth captured Briton, radio journalist David Bloomer, did not fly to London with the team.

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