Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The beach romp...

...what's going on?

Two Britons charged with sexual activity on a Dubai beach had their hearing adjourned for a month on Tuesday because the policeman who caught them failed to appear in the witness stand.

Uhh?

If the defendant fails to appear, isn't an arrest warrent issued?

Here we have the prosecution's star, only, witness failing to appear and the case is adjourned. For one month?

That can't be right.


Gulf News are reporting it here.

MORNING UPDATE

Gulf News this morning is also telling us that MP didn't turn up either - she's 'fatigued' apparently. Only Vince bothered to attend.

The update story is here.

2 comments:

Keefieboy said...

Well, you see, the courts are so busy, it would take a month to find a free slot. And no, they don't have that copper's mobile number. Or maybe they forgot to tell him he had a date?

Interestingly, the Gulf News report identifies the accused as M.P. and V.A.

Seabee said...

Yes, the initials instead of the names is a requirement of our law apparently, until the verdict is announced. Strange in this case when the UK media splashed the names and photos all over the place and Vince signed the letter to 7Days.