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Brits arrested abroad increase

The number of Brits arrested abroad is "on the increase" according to official figures released today. The Foreign Office last year handled more than 6,000 cases of Brits arrested abroad: up 6% from last year.

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Brit arrests on holiday in Egypt 'have doubled'

The number of British visitors arrested in Egypt has doubled in a year, according to Foreign Office (FCO) figures released today.

The number of Britons arrested overseas is on the rise Credit: REUTERS

The Independent reports that consular staff in Cairo handled 66 cases up to the end of March this year, compared with 34 for the previous year.

The large increase occurred despite a sharp fall in tourism overall since civil insurrection began there early last year.

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