The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News -

A BRI­TISH mother who claimed she was jailed in Dubai for drink­ing a glass of wine on her flight from Lon­don has been re­leased on the or­ders of the coun­try’s ruler.

Dr El­lie Hol­man, 44, was locked up for three days with her four-year-old daugh­ter, Bibi, af­ter a row about a visa with an im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cer.

She was re­leased af­ter Sheik Mo­hammed bin Rashid AlMak­toum per­son­ally in­ter­vened. The mother-of-three was last night plan­ning to re­turn to the UK as soon as pos­si­ble. ‘‘I can’t be­lieve this is over,’’ she said.

Dr Hol­man claims she was im­pris­oned af­ter re­veal­ing she she had con­sumed a glass of red wine served to her on an Emi­rates flight to Dubai.

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