Laura Plummer: Briton jailed in Egypt over painkillers seen in prison video

Laura Plummer, the British woman jailed for trying to take painkillers into Egypt, has been pictured for the first time since her imprisonment.

El Balad News had access to Al Qanater Prison in Cairo and footage appears to show the 34-year-old from Hull in good health.

The video is said to show her at an Easter service inside the prison, where she is serving a three-year sentence.

It shows her staring straight ahead as the other inmates take Holy Communion.

Just before the end of the video she smiles and appears to laugh towards someone who cannot be seen in the shot.

Ms Plummer was arrested and jailed after taking around 300 Tramadol tablets into Egypt, where they are banned.

The shop worker, who said she got the tablets from a friend, told a court she had brought the painkillers for her Egyptian boyfriend, who suffers from severe back pain.

She said she did not know she was breaking Egyptian law.

Ms Plummer's sister, Jayne Synclair, said she does not bear any resemblance to who she used to be.

"We've obviously been out to see her regularly but she isn't the same woman," she was quoted as saying in The Sun.

Sky News has contacted the UK Foreign Office for comment.