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David Cameron raises Saudi alcohol case

14 October 2015 Last updated at 00:00 BST

Prime Minister David Cameron has raised the case of a UK pensioner imprisoned for possessing alcohol with the Saudi King.

It follows concern from the children of Karl Andree that the 74-year-old will receive 360 lashes for the crime.

But BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner said Saudi and UK officials had assured him "there was never any question" of Mr Andree being flogged.

Meanwhile the UK government has withdrawn from a controversial prisons deal with Saudi Arabia.