Pardoned nurse on life support

A nurse who was jailed in Saudi Arabia over the murder of a colleague is on life support in hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage, it has been reported.

A nurse who was jailed in Saudi Arabia over the murder of a colleague is on life support in hospital after suffering a brain haemorrhage, it has been reported.

Lucille McLauchlan is in Ninewells Hospital in Dundee after she collapsed in her home in Broughty Ferry on Sunday, The Courier said.

Her children could not rouse her and she was taken to hospital by ambulance.

The 47-year-old was sentenced to eight years and 500 lashes in 1996 for her part in the murder of Yvonne Gilford.

She was pardoned 17 months later and allowed back to the UK.

Her co-accused Deborah Parry, who had been sentenced to death, was also released.

Her solicitor William Boyle told The Courier: "All the family are in a state of shock, and they ask that her and their privacy be respected."