Beach couple acquitted by Dubai court

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Dubai, Nov 26 (UNI) A Dubai court in a lenient order acquitted a British couple who were sentenced to three months jail for having sex on a public beach in the city.

The appeals court suspended the jail term slapped on Michelle Palmer and Vince Acors and let them off with a Dh 1000 fine, reports said.

They will be deported after paying the fine. The case had attracted a lot of international media attention.

Palmer, 37, former media executive, and Acors, 34, visitor, were sentenced to three months in jail on October 16 and imposed a fine of Dh 1,000 each, followed by deportation for having illicit sex, public indecency and consumption of liquor.

Both were arrested but were on bail throughout the trial.

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