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Drug offenders abroad given rescue warning

The charity Prisoners Abroad has warned tourists not to expect a "Bridget Jones-style rescue" if they get imprisoned abroad for drugs offences.

More than 850 British people are currently locked up in prisons across the world for drug-related crimes.

Pauline Crowe, the charity's chief executive, told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "[Bridget Jones] gets into trouble in Thailand and along comes the British Consul... life isn't like that."

"If you do find yourself in trouble overseas we will do our best to keep you healthy, but neither the British government nor Prisoners Abroad are going to be able to get you out."

  • 21 Nov 2013
  • From the section UK
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