x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Police charge Saudi man over London murder

British police have charged a Saudi Arabian citizen with the murder of a 32-year-old man found strangled at a five-star central London hotel.

British police have charged a Saudi Arabian citizen with the murder of a 32-year-old man found strangled at a five-star central London hotel. Police said on Thursday they had charged the 33-year-old Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Nasir bin Abdulaziz al Saud with murder. The Saudi citizen, who is also accused of causing grievous bodily harm to the same man on January 22, is due to appear before Westminster magistrates court tomorrow, police said.

Officers were called to the Landmark Hotel near Regent's Park on Monday after the man's body was found in a third-floor room. The 32-year-old victim, who police identified today as Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz, had been strangled and suffered a head injury, they said. Police could not confirm British media reports that the man was claiming to be a member of the extended Saudi royal family and that the victim might have been his associate or employee.

*Reuters