Death sentence for Redcar woman

Lindsay Sandiford has been sentenced to death in Bali, Indonesia for drug trafficking.

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Full Report: Death sentence for Redcar woman

A woman from Teesside has been sentenced to death by firing squad for smuggling drugs into Indonesia. Lindsay Sandiford, from Redcar, wept as she learned her fate on the resort island of Bali.

The death sentence was handed down despite the fact that prosecutors had only asked for her to be jailed.

The MP for Redcar says that he fears that judges are making an example of her. A warning: Ben Chapman's report contains flash photography.

You can watch the full report from him below.

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Lindsay Sandiford 'clearly not a drug kingpin'

She is clearly not a drug kingpin - she has no money to pay for a lawyer, for the travel costs of defence witnesses or even for essentials like food and water.

She has co-operated fully with the Indonesian authorities but has been sentenced to death while the gang operating in the UK, Thailand and Indonesia remain free to target other vulnerable people.

Lindsay must file an appeal within the next 14 days and it is vital that the British Government do everything possible to support Lindsay's appeal against the death sentence.

– Reprieve, Human rights charity

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Lindsay Sandiford in Bali jail

Sandiford is escorted to a cell Credit: ITV

Lindsay Sandiford has been sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug trafficking. She is pictured here being escorted to a cell, where she tried to hide from the press behind a wall within the prison.

Sandiford tries to hide from the press Credit: ITV

Death penalty for Redcar woman

A woman from Redcar, has been sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug trafficking.

Lindsay Sandiford was arrested in May after police in Bali said they found 10.6lb of cocaine in the lining of her suitcase.

"We can confirm that a British national is facing the death penalty in Indonesia.

"We remain in close contact with that national and continue to provide consular assistance.

"The UK remains strongly opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances."

– Foreign and Commonwealth Office
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