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Life sentence for Saudi prince over London murder

A Saudi prince was jailed for life in Britain today for beating and strangling his servant in a London hotel.

A Saudi prince was jailed for life in Britain today for beating and strangling his servant in the room they shared at a luxury London hotel after what prosecutors called a campaign of sadistic abuse.

Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud, 34, was told he must serve a minimum term of 20 years in jail for murdering Bandar Abdulaziz, 32, also a Saudi, at the Landmark Hotel in February.

The prince, who told detectives he was a grandson of the Saudi king, had admitted manslaughter - unintentional killing - but denied murder.

Standing in the dock with arms crossed, Saud showed no emotion as the sentence was handed down in London's Old Bailey court.