A woman originally from Redcar has appeared in front of a court in Bali today charged with drug trafficking.
During the hearing today Mrs Sandiford's lawyer read out a statement from her son.
If found guilty, Mrs Sandiford could spent fifteen years in jail.
"I love my mother very much and have a very close relationship with her.
I know that she would do anything to protect me.
I cannot imagine what I would do if she was sentenced to death in relation to these charges."
More top news
A shopping centre in Durham City could be transformed to feature a multi-screen cinema, restaurants, cafes, student flats and new shops.
A British Scrabble champion clinched the world title when he won a best-of-five showdown against a US opponent by three games to one.
Paul Gascoigne has spoken about his ongoing battle with alcoholism, admitting that "the only person who can save me is me".