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Reports: Justin Bieber spotted on beach in Panama

Justin Bieber has reportedly flown to Panama after pictures appearing to show him on a beach were widely published.

It follows the US singer's arrest in Miami on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs and resisting arrest.

He was released from police custody on Thursday.

More: Justin Bieber charged with driving under the influence in Miami

Read: 'Why did you do it?' Young Bieber fan's letter to star

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Justin Bieber thanks Beliebers after court appearance

Justin Bieber has thanked his fans for their support following his arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence of drink or drugs and resisting arrest in Miami.

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YOU ARE ALL WORTHY NO MATTER WHAT ANYONE SAYS >> BE STRONG GOD IS WITH US ALL> MY BELIEBERS CHANGED MY LIFE> I WILL FOREVER BE GRATEFUL

Read: Justin Bieber in court charged with drink and drug driving

'Why did you do it?' Young Bieber fan's letter to star

An eight-year-old 'Belieber' left heartbroken by the pop star's arrest in Miami has penned a touching open letter to her idol, asking "Why did you do it?"

Justin Bieber's official mugshot following his arrest on DUI charges in Miami Credit: Reuters

The fan, who signed her letter as 'Serafina, Age 8, Ohio', opened her note by telling the singer she was "very disappointed", adding that she loved "most" of his songs.

Addressing his alleged drag racing exploits, she asked: "Didn't you know it was a bad thing to do?"

Read: Justin Bieber charged with driving under the influence in Miami

Serafina has been a fan of the "Boyfriend" singer since she was three, her mother told Fox News, which printed a copy of the hand-written note.

Ending the letter, Serafina told the 19-year-old star: "I think you should be disappointed in yourself. Just take a minute to think about what you did."

Read: Lady Gaga urges fans to support Bieber after arrest

Lady Gaga urges fans to support Bieber after arrest

Lady Gaga has urged her fans to offer support to Justin Bieber and his fans or "Beliebers" following his arrest and charges for drunk driving.

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Lady Gaga at a news conference in December last year Credit: REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Gaga posted a message on her website asking fans to "spread love and compassion to Beliebers" and suggested twitter users tweet using #MonstersSupportBeliebers.

"We may not understand everything celebrities do because there's only so much we see, but Justin and Beliebers were 'born this way' too," she added

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Justin Bieber's PRs and mother 'have no comment'

Representatives for Justin Bieber and his mother, Pattie Mallette, said they had no comment about his arrest.

Justin Bieber, in a black hooded sweatshirt with a bird design, departs a Miami-Dade County jail in Miami, Credit: Reuters

The singer himself made no comment when he appeared at his brief bail hearing on Thursday afternoon via video from the jail where he was being held.

Bieber was represented in the hearing by high-powered criminal defense attorney Roy Black, who also has represented radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, actor Kelsey Grammer and Kennedy family member William Kennedy Smith.

"This hopefully will proceed as any other case," Black said after the hearing.

Read: Justin Bieber waves to cameras after jail release

Justin Bieber waves to cameras after jail release

Justin Bieber waved to the cameras from the sunroof of his SUV after being released from jail on $2,500 (£1,500) bail.

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Watch: Video: 'Justin Bieber's car' getting pulled over in Miami

Justin Bieber leaves jail in Miami

Justin Bieber has left jail in Miami in a black SUV.

Justin Bieber being escorted into a vehicle outside jail. Credit: RTV

The singer was escorted into the vehicle by several minders, before appearing to stand through the sunroof of the vehicle and waving to the awaiting media.

Reporters descend on the black SUV escorting the singer Credit: RTV

Pictures:Justin Bieber's Lamborghini seized by police

Justin Bieber's Lamborghini seized by police

Justin Bieber's rented yellow Lamborghini remains in a Miami police impound alongside rapper Khalil Sharief's red Ferrari following the pair's arrest on charges of driving under the influence in South Florida on Thursday morning.

Justin Bieber's sports cars sits in a police impound lot in Miami Beach, Florida Credit: Reuters

Police say the singers were caught drag racing on a main thoroughfare.

Watch: Video: 'Justin Bieber's car' getting pulled over in Miami

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