London Lite Friday, 31 July 2009 11 BRITS HELD IN BRAZILIAN PRISON NOTORIOUS FOR VIOLENCE BY BO WILSON Violence: the prison where Shanti Andrews and Rebecca Turner, left, are being held has been condemned THIS is the rat-infested prison where two British law graduates are being held accused of holiday insurance fraud. Shanti Andrews and Rebecca Turner, both 23, have been impris- oned at the Polinter de Mesquita prison in Rio de Janeiro for the past five days for allegedly making false claims to police about a robbery. The women had hoped to be released on bail. But a judge at Rios 27th Criminal Court ordered they stay behind bars until their trial because they are foreigners. They will be f o r c e d t o e n d u r e cramped and danger- ous conditions until their trial, which could be weeks away. J u d g e F l av i o Itabaiana made the r u l i n g b e h i n d closed doors while the two graduates remained in their filthy prison condi- tions. It is under- stood he feared the tourists could flee Brazil -- despite having their passports confiscated -- as he believed the British Embassy could provide them with new pass- ports or other travel documents. The women are sleeping in a cor- ridor without mattresses because of overcrowding and are surrounded by murderers and drug-traffickers. Gang violence and murder are common in the prison, which has been condemned by human rights activists. Cramped: inmates have to sleep in corridors Hell-holejailof gap year girls Inbrief Raid disguise is complete pants A MASKED robber appeared to use a pair of underpants to disguise his face during a raid on a petrol station. The man, armed with a carving knife, robbed the garage in Clacton, Essex, at about 11pm on Tuesday. Police said the thief was wearing white underpants or boxer shorts on his head. I do like CCTV beside the sea A SEASIDE resort is to install web cameras because residents are fed up with Met Office forecasts. Bournemouth tourism chiefs hope to attract visitors by allowing people to check the weather online. The town is unhappy after a forecast for rain was in fact a weekend of sunshine. Cure migraines ...with a facelift MIGRAINE sufferers could benefit from having a facelift to ease their pain, a leading plastic surgeon claimed. Dr Bahman Guyuron, from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, said his simple, one-hour procedure to remove the frown muscle from the forehead could end patients suffering. index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html