Melissa Reid
Briton Melissa Reid was sentenced to six years and eight months in a Peruvian jail in 2013 after attempting to smuggle cocaine to SpainGetty

A judge in Peru has granted an order expelling drugs mule Melissa Reid from the country.

Reid, 22, from Lenzie, near Glasgow, was arrested by Peruvian police with Michaella McCollum from Northern Ireland after attempting to smuggle cocaine worth £1.5m on a flight to Spain in 2013. The pair were jailed for six years and eight months.

Reid may not be free to leave the country until the end of the week, as prosecutors have three days to appeal the judge's decision.

A Foreign Office spokesman person said: "We can confirm that Melissa Reid has been granted expulsion from Peru. We remain in contact with Melissa, her family and local authorities."

McCollum, 23, who is currently on parole, could face four more years in Peru if the appeal appeal against her return to Northern Ireland is successful.