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Family of jailed Deal man press for his release

He's seventy years old in a fortnight and went to Morocco for a holiday. But Ray Cole is now locked up in an overcrowded, overseas jail cell for four months - apparently because he's gay.

Mr Cole left his home in Deal and flew to Marrakesh for a five week stay. But he was arrested after he and a male friend were held at a bus stop in Gueliz by police, and compromising pictures were discovered on the friend's mobile phone. Both are now in prison.

Ray's son and daughter say their dad's done nothing wrong and that he would never have flaunted his sexuality in public.

They say he would have been careful not to offend local sensibilities and customs. David Johns reports, speaking to Ray's son, Adrian; Ray's MP, Charlie Elphicke; and Gillian Edwards from the Association of British Travel Agents.


"They brought light and laughter to whoever met them"

It was to be an adventure of a lifetime for which they had planned, and saved together, for months. But tonight, a family has been left devastated by the loss of two sisters in a car crash in Morocco.

Pippa and Tara Darlington from the village of Whiteparish in Wiltshire were killed in the crash which happened in the early hours in the area of Tarfaya. Their friend, 21 year old Joshua Stump from Salisbury, is in a coma and has been transferred to hospital in Tenerife.

The family says Pippa, who was 21, and Tara who was 23 - were "two of the most beautiful and fun-loving girls who brought light and laughter to whoever met them". From Whiteparish, our correspondent, Martin Dowse reports.