Briton who claimed cannabis was medicinal jailed for four years by Dubai court

A British woman, 25, has been sentenced to jail for four years for using cannabis, despite her father?s claim that she took it for medical reasons.

The father told the Dubai Criminal Court that the drugs were prescribed to his daughter in London to alleviate symptoms of illnesses.

Police were tipped off that the defendant, S S, was using drugs so arrested her at her apartment on the Palm Jumeirah on February 23 of this year.

No drugs were found at her home but a later urine test confirmed she had used cannabis.

S?S will be deported after finishing her jail term.

The verdict remains subject to appeal within 15 days.