Lindsay Sandiford launches appeal

Lindsay Sandiford is on death row in Bali Credit: PA

A Redcar woman facing the death penalty for drug smuggling in Bali has lodged an appeal at Indonesia's Supreme Court, human rights campaigners said.

56 year old Lindsay Sandiford was sentenced to death by firing squad by a court in Indonesia for bringing £1.6m of cocaine into the country.

Lindsay Sandiford at an earlier court hearing in Bali Credit: PA

She lost her first appeal against the ruling at the Bali High Court in April but has now launched a second bid to overturn the death penalty at the higher court, pressure group Reprieve said.

Balinese police claim Sandiford was at the centre of a drugs-importing ring involving three other Britons.

Lindsay Sandiford in court in Bali Credit: PA

She denies the allegations, claiming she was forced to transport the drugs to protect her children, whose safety was at stake.

Lindsay Sandiford's latest move comes after she lost her appeal over a UK Government refusal to fund her legal challenge.

But she has accrued more than £10,000 from public donations through a fundraising web page.