Evening Times

Freed sailors say sorry

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THE British sailors freed after a week in Iranian custody apologised to their families as they were reunited for the first time since their ordeal.

As four of the five men arrived at Heathrow Airport, they said they were embarrasse­d over the trouble they had caused after their boat strayed into Iranian waters.

Sailor Oliver Young, 21, added: “We had a bit of a shocker really. We are sorry for everything we’ve put our families through – and thanks to everyone.”

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