Last night her Belfast-based solicitor Kevin Winters said her family were relieved to receive confirmation of the transfer. “It has been a hugely stressful time for Michaella and her family. They are anxious now to move to the next stage.”
Dungannon’s Michaella McCollum is due to be repatriated to HMP Hydebank, Belfast after a transfer request was approved by Peruvian authorities.
Peru approves Tyrone drug’s mules move to home-soil jail (Brendan Hughes, Irish News) (not currently available online)
Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) and Melissa Reid during their most recent court hearing in Lima, Peru.
Mr Madden said: “Their main concern at the minute is that they may be separated, sent to different prisons. “They are very concerned that might happen. They did not know each other before this started, they have now become best friends.“