Grandmother loses appeal against death sentence

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A woman who spent part of her childhood in Bridlington has lost an appeal before the Indonesian Supreme Court against the death penalty imposed for drugs smuggling in Bali.

Lindsay Sandiford’s appeal was rejected at the Supreme Court in Jakarta.

She was sentenced to death in January after being convicted of smuggling £1.6million worth of cocaine.

A spokesperson for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: “We are aware that Lindsay Sandiford’s appeal to the Indonesian Supreme Court has been denied.

“In line with our strong opposition to the death penalty in all circumstances, we will consider how to support any application for Judicial Review or clemency that Lindsay Sandiford chooses to make.

“We will continue to provide consular assistance to Lindsay Sandiford and her family at this difficult time.”

Sandiford spent part of her childhood and teenage years in Bridlington where she attended Headlands School and lived in the Brett Street area of the town.

For a full report see next week’s Free Press out on Thursday 5 September.