Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Two months for Sally & Mark

Just an update on my posts last week about the British couple on trial for sex outside marriage.

They pleaded guilty in the Dubai Court of Misdemeanour and have been sentenced to two months in Al Slammer followed by deportation.

The UK papers I quoted in the earlier post have been reasonably restrained, but the stories differ somewhat.

According to The Sun husband Vincent is sorry he dobbed her in to the cops: Sally and I were not estranged and we were not involved in divorce proceedings. Sally was having an affair with Mark Hawkins.

The Daily Mail says differently: Friends of Mr and Mrs Antia said their marriage had been in trouble for years, but that they had agreed to stay together for the sake of their children.

One friend said: 'They were open about the fact that their relationship was over. Vincent was happy for Sally to go out with other people. He knew about it and it wasn't a problem. So everyone was astonished when they heard that he had informed the police on her'.

At the court hearing, Mr Hawkins's lawyer told the court that Mr Antia had given his wife permission to go out with him.

It's in the papers so it must be true folks.

And they criticise bloggers as unreliable sources of information!

Read the stories and take your pick which one you want to believe:
The Sun.
Daily Mail.

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