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Michaella's Peru accomplice Melissa Reid set for UK return

By Joe Nerssessian

Published 27/04/2016

Melissa Reid (AP)
Melissa Reid (AP)

Drugs mule Melissa Reid is set to return to the UK “very soon” after Peruvian authorities agreed to expel her from the country, according to the British embassy in Peru.

The 22-year-old was jailed along with Michaella McCollum, from Dungannon, Co Tyrone, for cocaine smuggling in 2013.

Reid has been seeking to serve the remainder of her six-year sentence in Scotland.

A spokeswoman for the British embassy in Lima said Reid had been “granted expulsion back to the UK”, and would be returning “very soon”, but refused to comment further.

McCollum, 23, was freed last month under new legislation on early prison release in Peru.

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