The arrests came after Nohai went to a clinic when she was suffering from stomach cramps and was told she was pregnant.

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A spokesperson for the Department of Internal Relations in South Africa, Nelson Kgwete, said: ‘The South African Government is aware of the case, but unfortunately cannot provide legal assistance.

She went for a drink with Butlin and Harris – a footballer who still lives with his parents in a £700,000 rural property near Lichfield, Staffordshire – but they allegedly attacked her and filmed it on a mobile phone.

They were first taken to Yas Police Station, and then later brought to Al Wathba Prison.

They have not, however, been charged because authorities are still investigating the paternity of the child, how long the couple was sexually active and are testing Nohai's HIV status.

She told News24 that her family is 'trying to get messages to the two to say we love them and they shouldn't be worried'.

Linda said that since the couple's arrest, family members and friends have been unable to contact them.

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A relative of Harris, a former academy player with Wolverhampton Wanderers who now plays for Walsall Wood in the Midlands Football League, admitted it was a 'difficult' time.