The five British amateur yachtsmen detained by Iran for almost a week tonight described after landing in Dubai following their release how their vessel had been stopped by fast patrol boats and boarded by armed soldiers who blindfolded them.

“After deliberating, they got back on board asked us to turn around and head back towards the island with two of their guys on board. They sat our guys at the back of the boat and blindfolded them but left me unblindfolded [to steer the boat],” the yacht Captain Oliver Smith said.

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