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A public schoolboy has been involved in what the Foreign Office described as "a prank" in Singapore which could end up with David Raven, 18, going to jail for theft. Mr Raven, a student at the Arnold School in Blackpool, went to Singapore as part of a school rugby trip. He was arrested following an incident in a nightclub where he was found to have a handbag containing 5,000 Singapore dollars (more than pounds 2,000) in his possession.

He will appear in court on 11 September to enter a plea. Meanwhile, he has spent two nights in jail and is now out on bail. His father, John Raven, told reporters that his son was a victim of mistaken identity, having had the bag thrust upon him after he emerged from a toilet to find himself in the midst of a melee.

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