Dubai 'sex on beach' trial adjourned
A British man and woman are being tried in Dubai for having sex on the beach. The couple insist they were only 'hugging and kissing.' The trial has been adjourned for a week today. If convicted they could face six years in a United Arab Emirates prison.
The trial of a British man and woman accused of having sex on a beach in Dubai was adjourned for a week today.
Vince Acors, 34, of Bromley, south-east London, and 36-year-old Michelle Palmer appeared at Dubai's court of first instance for a short hearing earlier today.
The pair were arrested after they were allegedly seen having sex on a public beach on July 5.
The case was adjourned until Tuesday, when a police officer who allegedly saw them will be called to give evidence.
Acors and Palmer deny public indecency and having unmarried sex. At an earlier hearing, Palmer said they were merely "hugging and kissing".
Palmer, a publishing executive who had lived in Dubai for more than two years, met Acors, a tourist, at a champagne brunch at a hotel hours before the alleged incident took place.
The pair could face up to six years in prison if convicted.