War hero Nick Dunn, who was detained in India for four years, says he is slowly readjusting to life back home, almost a year after his release.
The former paratrooper is one of six ex-British soldiers, dubbed the Chennai Six, who were released from an Indian prison in December last year after a lengthy legal battle.
With the one year anniversary fast approaching, Nick opened up about his struggles since returning home and his ambitions to write a book about his ordeal in India.
He revealed his plans while speaking to members of the military community at an Armed Forces resettlement exhibition held at St James’ Park.
Nick, from Ashington, Northumberland, said: “I want people to hear my memoirs.
“Do you have any idea what it’s like to be an innocent man locked up in prison?
“I want people to know the full story of what I went through.
“When you read it you’ll understand both the joy and the hurt that those four years did to me.”
In the book, Nick revealed he would speak about the impact his ordeal had on his family.
“I saw my dad once during the duration of my imprisonment,” he said.
“It was just too much for my family to constantly see me behind bars.”
Looking to the future, Nick also spoke about returning to work and rebuilding his life.
“I’ve been doing a bit of UK security,” he said.
“I still really enjoy this role. I like protecting people and showing that I can make a difference.
“I’ve got the training and I want to keep at it. This year was about taking things as they come.
“I’m thinking about 2019 now. This is about me being productive and building a future for my family.
“I’m back in the UK now and I’m not going anywhere.”
Nick and the five other men were part of an anti-piracy crew arrested on a ship in the Indian Ocean in 2013.
The Indian Coastguard boarded their ship, the MV Sean Guard Ohio, and arrested them for taking weapons into India’s waters.
The charges were quashed when the men showed their UK paperwork and argued they were carrying the weapons for anti-piracy purposes.
But a lower court reinstated the charges and the former soldiers were sentenced to five years in jail.
After launching a series of appeals, the men were finally acquitted last year and had their sentences overturned.
The other men – Billy Irving, John Armstrong, Nicholas Simpson, Ray Tindall and Paul Towers – also returned home to their families in the UK.