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."
More top news
Blyth Tall Ship has received grant of £777,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to buy and restore a 100 year old wooden tall ship.
There are 37 constituencies in our region - 26 Labour, nine Conservative and two Liberal Democrat - but three of particular interest.
Police are trying to trace a key witness in the investigation of an historic rape, which had originally been classed as 'no crime'.