JAILED LAURA’S 7-MONTH WAIT FOR EGYPT AP­PEAL

Daily Mirror - - NEWS - BY LUCY THORN­TON lucy.thorn­ton@mir­ror.co.uk

JAILED Bri­ton Laura Plum­mer’s ap­peal in Egypt will be at the “end of the year”, her fam­ily say.

The shop worker, 33, was given three years in prison on Box­ing Day af­ter be­ing found with 290 Tra­madol pills, banned in the coun­try.

She claimed the painkillers were for her Egyptian part­ner Omar Saad, who has a bad back, but was sent to no­to­ri­ous Al Qanater prison, Cairo.

Her sis­ter Rachel Plum­mer posted this week: “Her ap­peal is end of the year, we still hope it can be sooner.” It came af­ter Laura’s other sis­ter Jayne Syn­clair wrote on Face­book: “She had a visit from Omar on Mon­day, she said she was ‘OK’.

“Very happy to see him and look­ing for­ward to our visit in two weeks. Laura is try­ing so hard to stay pos­i­tive and count­ing down the days to her ap­peal (as are we), hop­ing for a full ac­quit­tal and de­por­ta­tion.”

Laura, from Hull, was ar­rested in Oc­to­ber at Hurghada air­port af­ter the pills, avail­able on pre­scrip­tion in the UK, were found in her suit­case.

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