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I'm sorry, says British woman jailed over Malaysian mountain strip

By PA Reporters

Published 15/06/2015

Caused offence: Eleanor Hawkins
Caused offence: Eleanor Hawkins

The British woman jailed for stripping on a sacred Malaysian mountain has apologised for causing offence.

Speaking outside her family home in Draycott, Derbyshire, backpacker and university graduate Eleanor Hawkins said: "I know my behaviour was foolish and I know how much offence we all caused to the local people of Sabah. For that, I am truly sorry."

It brought to an end an arduous 10 days for the aeronautical engineering graduate, who was fined 5,000 Malaysian ringgit (£859) and sentenced to three days in jail, which she had already served, at a court hearing in Kota Kinabalu on Friday.

The 23-year-old arrived back in the UK at the weekend.

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