​Air hostess detained in UAE may be forced to remain even if charges dropped

Derrin Crawford may be stuck in Dubai for a very long time; the question is whether she will be in prison or banned from travel as a witness. The 23 year old air hostess from Liverpool was arrested in late June when Dubai police raided the apartment of a man she just started seeing. Derrin was in the apartment at the time, though clearly her date was the target of the raid; drugs were discovered on the premises, and both Derrin and the man were taken into custody. Derrin has been arrested on allegations of possession of drugs with intent to distribute, despite having no drugs on her person or in her bloodstream, and the fact that the apartment was not her own, and her presence at the time

BBC Interview with Radha Stirling: Dubai drug raid: 'No reason' to hold Liverpool flight att

A British flight attendant is being detained in Dubai with "what appears to be no case to answer" over a drugs raid, her MP has said. The family of Derrin Crawford, 23, of Liverpool, said she was arrested on 21 June and later moved to Al Barsha jail. Liverpool Riverside MP Kim Johnson said her family was "very worried" as she has a medical condition. Campaign group Detained in Dubai, which is assisting her, said she had been treated "appallingly". 'Bread and jam' The Labour MP said Ms Crawford's family told her they had been denied contact with her since Sunday. "They have not been allowed to take in toiletries and food. According to family members she is existing on water, bread and jam," s

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