'Sex on beach' trial pair guilty
The trial of two Britons in Dubai for having sex on the beach and unmarried sex has finished with the pair being found guilty and jailed.
This will hammer home the responsibility that travellers carry to make sure that they stay within the laws of countries that they visit.
A British man and woman accused of having sex on a beach in Dubai have been found guilty.
Michelle Palmer, 36, of Oakham, Rutland, and Vince Acors, 34, of Bromley, south-east London, were arrested on 5 July.
The pair denied charges of public indecency and having unmarried sex, but admitted consuming alcohol.
They have been sentenced to three months in jail. The offence could have carried a maximum of six years.
Earlier, senior prosecutor Faisal Abdelmalek Ahli, of the Dubai Public Prosecution, said the pair were likely to be jailed for between six months and one year.
They have also been fined $350 (about £200) each and will be deported after serving their sentences.