The family of a British man who died in a Dubai jail are to write a "personal letter" to the emirate's ruler to request more information about the circumstances surrounding his death, an inquest heard.

Lee Brown, who was from east London, died in police custody in April 2011 aged 39 after being arrested over a row at a luxury hotel.

A meeting between the family of Mr Brown, senior coroner Nadia Persaud and Foreign Office staff was held on January 23, the court heard.

John Lofthouse, who is representing the family, told Walthamstow Coroner's Court on Tuesday: "The outcome of the meeting was for the family to write a personal letter to the ruler of Dubai.

"I have a first draft from the family."

The Foreign Office will assist the family with the "formalities" of the letter, he added.

Ahead of a fresh inquest, the family and UK authorities are seeking to obtain more information about the events that led to Mr Brown's death.

Mr Brown's family want access to any CCTV footage of him at the Bur Dubai police station shortly before he died, Mr Lofthouse said.

The original inquest into Mr Brown's death was quashed by the High Court in 2015 because of evidence submitted by the authorities in Dubai.

Ms Persaud said: "The UAE authorities will be invited to participate in the inquest if they so wish."

None of the items they have submitted so far will be included in the evidence because it is not signed or dated, she added.

She said: "I don't think I am going to admit into evidence any of the Dubai evidence, the statements or the reports.

"I don't find the unsigned documents credible."

She added: "We don't have any of the actual evidence and I think we need that to be able to have trust and assurance in the evidence we present to the jury."

Authorities in Dubai supplied their UK counterparts with witness statements about Mr Brown from two unnamed fellow British prisoners.

The most recent records available place one in Paris and another in Pakistan and efforts are being made to contact them ahead of the new hearing, Ms Persaud said.

The inquest, which will be decided by a jury, will begin on July 11.