The family of a British air hostess arrested in Dubai last month on drugs charges have said she is living off of bread and water in prison.  

Derrin Crawford, 23, who works for Emirates and is based in the UAE, had been out for dinner with a man and agreed to go back to his apartment when it was raided by officers who found two cannabis joints at the scene. 

Ms Crawford, who is from Liverpool, was thrown into the infamous Al-Barsha jail on June 21, where her family said she has been forced to confess and fed on just bread, water and jam.     

MP for Liverpool Riverside Kim Johnson told the BBC Ms Crawford’s family have also been denied access since last Sunday.  

‘They have not been allowed to take in toiletries and food. According to family members she is existing on water, bread and jam,’ Ms Johnson said. 

Derrin, from Liverpool, was held in a police station for several days before being transferred to the notorious Al Barsha jail. In a tearful phone call home, she told Danielle that she had undergone blood tests for drugs and officers had agreed to let her go if they proved negative. 

Although the tests came in on Thursday – and proved Derrin had no drugs in her system – she is still in jail.

Danielle said: ‘She is innocent, she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. The police have been trying to interrogate her, but she doesn’t even know this guy.