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Family 'overjoyed' after 'tortured' Briton returns home

Grant Cameron's mother has said that the family are 'overjoyed' that he has been released from prison in Dubai and returned home.

After a year of waiting, we are deeply relieved and overjoyed to have Grant back home with us after his terrible ordeal. We hope that his friends Karl and Suneet will soon also be safely back in Britain.

Obviously what Grant has been through has been very distressing for him, and the family as a whole. We’d ask that people give him the time, space and privacy he needs to settle back in.

In the meantime, we’d like to thank everyone who has helped support Grant and his friends throughout their ordeal.

– Tracy Cameron

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Briton jailed and 'tortured' in Dubai released from prison

A British man who was jailed for four years in Dubai for drug offences and allegedly tortured by police has been released, his mother told ITV News.

Grant Cameron was arrested along with Karl Williams and Suneet Jeerh last year and jailed in May. Credit: Family handout

Grant Cameron, who was arrested with Suneet Jeerh and Karl Williams in July last year after police claimed to have found cannabis in their car, is now back in the family home in London, ITV News understands.

The three men were allegedly subjected to electric shocks, beatings and mock executions by officers, according to the human rights charity Reprieve.

Read: British men found guilty of drug offences in Dubai

More: Cameron discusses torture concern with UAE president

No 10 statement over UAE discussions

The delegation
The delegation Credit: PA

"The Prime Minister said that the State Visit was amark of the lasting and strategic importance to Britain of our relationshipwith the UAE.

"The two leaders agreed that their relationship had developed significantly in the last year, especially building a deeper and substantive defence partner and significant commercial links.

"They discussed the action that the international community should take on the most pressing issues in the Gulf and wider region, including to address the challenge of Iran's nuclear programme,

to end the appalling and dangerous conflict in Syria, and to bring new momentum to the peace process between Israel and Palestine. They agreed on the need for further support to stabilisation and development in Somalia at the London conference next week.

"They also discussed UK concerns about the treatment of the three British Nationals convicted of drug possession in Dubai.

“The two Leaders agreed to continue close engagement between the two Governments on important issues in the relationship.”

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Cameron's call for investigation

David Cameron on the Daybreak sofa
David Cameron on the Daybreak sofa this morning Credit: Daybreak

David Cameron is calling for an inquiry into the claims three London men were tortured in Dubai. Grant Cameron, Suneet Jeerh and Karl Williams were given four-year sentences for possessing drugs. All three deny the charges.

David Cameron told Daybreak this morning he will press for a "proper independent investigation" into the torture claims. He meets with UAE President Sheikh Al Zahyan on the second day of his official state visit to the UK.

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