France frees British 'draft-dodger'

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A young Briton, seized at the Channel Tunnel terminal at Folkestone by French immigration officers investigating national service dodging, was released yesterday afternoon.

Henry Tuson was arrested on Tuesday evening and detained at military barracks until a medical deemed him unfit to complete his military service. The 22-year-old, who works for Eurotunnel, was born in Dunkirk but moved to Britain when only three months old. French officials said Mr Tuson's exemption papers, which should have been filed to them when he was 17, had never arrived.