Nicole Reyes cancer fears

The family of Nicole Reyes, from Cardiff, who has been held in prison in the Dominican Republic since last July, now fear she has cancer.

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Family hoping for decision on prison-held daughter

Nicole Reyes from Cardiff has been locked-up for almost a year without charge. Credit: Family Photo

The family of a Cardiff mother-of-two jailed on a Caribbean island hope to hear today whether murder charges against her are dropped.

Nicole Reyes, who is originally from Rumney, has been locked-up without charge following an incident in which her husband Jorge died.

She is due in court later today for a hearing which could see the charges dropped and a trial going ahead as a traffic offence.

The family also want the case moved to a different court on the Caribbean island amid claims of corruption.

Fundraising event for 'Free Nicole Reyes' campaign

A raffle event took place, along with karaoke and dancing Credit: ITV News Wales

A fundraising evening has been held in Cardiff over the weekend to raise money for the 'Free Nicole Reyes' campaign.

Her family are trying to raise fifty thousand pounds to secure her release from jail in the Dominican Republic.

They say she is being held without charge folllowing her husband's death nine months ago.

Friends and family gathered to show support for Nicole Reyes Credit: ITV News Wales


Mother travelling to Caribbean to try to free Nicole

The next stage in a Cardiff family's fight to free Nicole Reyes from a prison in the Dominican Republic will see her mother fly out to the Caribbean.

She has been locked up for eight months already, after a motoring accident in which her husband was killed. She still has no idea when her case will be heard.

Our Correspondent Richard Morgan spoke to her mother Jeannette, before she makes her journey.

Welsh mother Nicole Reyes speaks from prison in the Dominican Republic

The Welsh mother of two in prison on a Carribean island has spoken to ITV News about her ordeal.

Nicole Reyes' family are fighting to have her freed. She's been locked up for seven months without charge, after an incident in which her husband died.

"As fast as you break down one brick wall, another one is built in front of you" she told Richard Morgan.

"It's very difficult, I don't see any light at the end of the tunnel, and right now I'm feeling I'm struggling."

"It is very difficult every day talking to my family knowing that they love me and they're trying to hard to fight for me".

"I'm here, and I've never in my life felt so alone".

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