JAILED backpacker Daisy Angus is reportedly "doing well" in her Indian prison and is continuing to show "remarkable courage".

According to the human rights charity Foreign Prisoner Support Service (FPSS) the 26-year-old, who was sentenced to 10 years in jail after being found guilty of drug smuggling charges, has retained her fighting spirit.

Fitness instructor Daisy was stopped by customs officers at Mumbai airport on November 8, 2002, as she was about to board a plane to the Netherlands. Her bag was examined and officers discovered 10kg of cannabis in a false bottom of her suitcase.

Daisy insists she is innocent and, having already spent four years in prison on remand, she will be freed in six years time. She stood accused of drug smuggling with Israeli acquaintance Yoram Kadesh but he was freed by the trial judge due to lack of evidence.

On their website the FPSS said: "Daisy has continued to show remarkable courage throughout her ordeal and though she may be living in very poor conditions, she is holding up remarkably well and hasn't lost any of her fighting spirit. She has faced difficulties but has overcome them and is doing her best to remain positive.

"There has been a great deal of speculation about what will happen next and whether or not Daisy will opt to remain in India, or seek a return to the UK under a Prisoner Transfer Agreement.

"Daisy's mum wants her daughter home as soon as possible, as do we all, but ultimately, this decision is one that Daisy will make in consideration to what she feels is best for her particular situation."

Since her sentence was passed, Daisy has been moved to the Foreigner's Ladies Section at the Yerawada Central Prison in Pune.

Daisy's court ordeal lasted three-and-a-half years and involved more than 50 witnesses and three judges.

During this time her devoted parents, Nadine and John Angus, made numerous trips from their Southbourne home to visit and listen to the court case. But sadly in December 2005, John lost his fight with leukaemia and a heartbroken Daisy was not allowed to attend the funeral.