x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

'Gang-raped' Dubai expat fined for drinking alcohol without a licence

Woman who claims she was gang-raped after leaving a Dubai nightclub is fined Dh1,000 for drinking alcohol without a licence.

DUBAI // A woman who reported to police that she was gang-raped after visiting a Dubai nightclub has been fined Dh1,000 for drinking alcohol without a licence.

The British woman, 28, hailed a cab after leaving the Rock Bottom Cafe in Regent Palace Hotel in Bur Dubai on July 6, after which she claims she was kidnapped and raped by three Iranian men.

Judge Jamal Abdel Majeed at the Misdemeanours Court found the woman guilty of illegally consuming alcohol on the day in question, as she did not possess an alcohol licence.

The three men she accused of raping her are on trial in the Criminal Court.

salamir@thenational.ae