An Egyptian court will review a petition for the release of deposed President Hosni Mubarak later today, judicial sources have told Reuters.
His lawyer told ITV News that all charges had been dropped and that Mr Mubarak could walk free in the next few days, if the court upholds the petition.
The longstanding leader has been in custody since his overthrow in 2011 charged with various counts of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters.
Reuters reports that he still faces the prospect of a retrial for the latter accusation.
More top news
The head of the Italian Red Cross, waiting to treat rescued migrants in Italy from the latest boat disaster, tells ITV News Europe must act.
Showers continue across western Scotland throughout tomorrow but some brightness here as well.
Two people were injured in a collision involving several vehicles in central London, after their car was caught between two buses.