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Briton Chris Tappin seeks bail from Texas prison

2 March 2012 Last updated at 19:40 GMT

A retired British businessman who was extradited to the United States has been in court arguing for bail.

Christopher Tappin, who has spent the past few days in a prison in Texas, is accused of attempting to export missile parts for use by Iran. He denies any wrongdoing.

Steve Kingstone is at the court in El Paso in Texas.