Sussex

Bali drugs case woman Rachel Dougall freed from jail

Media playback is unsupported on your device
Media captionRachel Dougall was found guilty of failing to report a crime

A British woman who was jailed in Bali last year is heading back to the UK after she was released from an Indonesian prison earlier this week.

Rachel Dougall, 39, from Brighton, was arrested along with her partner Julian Ponder and two other Britons last May.

She was sentenced to a year in jail in December after being found guilty of failing to report a crime.

Mr Ponder, 43, also from Brighton, was convicted of possessing 23g (0.8oz) of cocaine and jailed for six years.

'Return to Bali'

Lindsay Sandiford, 56, from Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, was convicted of smuggling 4.8kg (10.6lb) of cocaine, and sentenced to death.

She says she was coerced into carrying the drugs, and is lodging an appeal.

The fourth Briton, Paul Beales, who is reported to have lived in Bali for 15 years, was sentenced to four years for possession of drugs.

Dougall has made no comment since her release from prison on Tuesday.

The BBC's Karishma Vaswani in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta said it was understood she would be returning to the UK to see her daughter, but was planning to return to Bali.

However, according to Indonesian law, she is not allowed to return to the country until three months after her release.

More on this story