Dubai beach-sex pair could face longer jail terms

Two Britons who had sex on a Dubai beach could face longer jail terms after prosecutors appealed the sentence, their defence lawyer said today.

Michelle Palmer, aged 36, of Oakham, Rutland, and Vince Acors, aged 34, of Bromley, south east London, were convicted at Dubai’s Court of First Instance earlier this month.

They were sentenced to three months behind bars, fined 1,000 dirhams (€190) and issued with deportation orders.

Hassan Matter, who represents Palmer and Acors, said prosecutors have now lodged an appeal against the sentence, saying it was “not enough”.


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