A woman from Redcar has gone on trial in Indonesia, accused of smuggling cocaine worth more than a million pounds into the country.
Lindsay Sandiford was arrested at the airport in the holiday resort of Bali earlier this year. She told judges the charges against her are "not accurate." But if convicted, she could face the death penalty.
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