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Today: Abu Dhabi prison shakes as prisoners on frontline of drone strikes

Urgent plea to Boris Johnson, Liz Truss to secure safety of British national Billy Hood

Today: Abu Dhabi prison shakes as prisoners on frontline of drone strikes

Reports from Abu Dhabi prison confirm the building was “shaking” with loud explosions heard, frightening families of inmates including Billy Hood desperate to get him to safety.

Abu Dhabi has been under attack from Iran funded Yemen’s Houthi rebels with two loud explosions that shook the prison just today, leaving inmates like Billy Hood at the forefront of the UAE’s security risk.

With UAE rulers focussed on their own national security, the British government has been called on to secure the safety of their citizens on the frontline of these attacks.

“Billy Hood was arrested for involuntarily possessing a few small bottles of CBD oil. He has been detained for over a year and is appealing his 10 year sentence but his family are concerned that he will not even make it to court to do so”, said Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained in Dubai.

Billy’s mother Breda and uncle David are “shattered” by the extremely worrying reports that Abu Dhabi has become a warzone. An emotional Breda appealed to Boris Johnson, Liz Truss and Ambassador Moody to “please, get my boy out of there! Billy was arrested for CBD oil and is now in a situation where he could be killed. We are worried out of our minds and shaken by what he is going through at the moment. He’s a young football coach and even if he survived these attacks, the courts and infrastructure will be crippled to deal with his appeal. New drug laws have come in that would have seen him deported at worst. Please intervene and beg Abu Dhabi to apply these laws to his case, consider the threat to his life