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The couple face charges of consensual sexual relations out of wedlock, committing a scandalous act and consuming alcoholic beverages in public.
The couple face charges of consensual sexual relations out of wedlock, committing a scandalous act and consuming alcoholic beverages in public.
The couple face charges of consensual sexual relations out of wedlock, committing a scandalous act and consuming alcoholic beverages in public.
The couple face charges of consensual sexual relations out of wedlock, committing a scandalous act and consuming alcoholic beverages in public.

Couple face indecency charges

Two Britons are referred to the Misdemeanours Court on charges including having sexual relations out of wedlock.

DUBAI// The Public Prosecutor yesterday referred Britons Michelle Palmer and Vincent Acors to the Misdemeanours Court on charges of having consensual sexual relations out of wedlock, committing a scandalous act and consuming alcoholic beverages in public. The prosecutor, Faisal Ahli, said the pair, arrested just after midnight on July 5 on Jumeirah beach, committed the acts in full view of passersby and attracted a "big crowd".

Mr Ahli named Mr Acors as the primary defendant and said Ms Palmer "allowed the primary defendant to have carnal relations with her as a man would with his wife". He alleged that the defendants committed the acts while under the influence of alcohol. He added that the prosecution had heard testimony from five witnesses. "According to witnesses there was a big crowd gathered at the open beach watching," Mr Ahli said, adding that two of the witnesses were people simply out for a walk that evening.

A court date has not been set in the case, which has attracted widespread international attention, especially in the United Kingdom. @Email:hbathish@thenational.ae

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