Court expected to summon beach couple

Ramona Ruiz

  • Last Updated: July 19. 2008 11:43PM UAE / July 19. 2008 7:43PM GMT

Police records show they face three charges – illicit relations, public indecency and being intoxicated in a public place. Randi Sokoloff / The National

DUBAI // A British couple, allegedly caught having intercourse on a public beach, are to be summoned today to the Dubai Public Prosecution’s office, according to a source familiar with the case.

Michelle Palmer, 36, and Vincent Acors, 34, were expected to appear at the preliminary investigation, along with four witnesses, including the arresting police officers.

“The case was referred to the Dubai Public Prosecution on Wednesday and already has a registered case number,” said the source. “On Sunday, the public prosecution will evaluate the case and the charges made by the police, whether to increase or reduce the charges.”

The pair were arrested on July 5. Police records show they face three charges – illicit relations, public indecency and being intoxicated in a public place, said the source.

British media reports claimed Ms Palmer had assaulted a police officer but no assault charges are listed.

Both have denied they had intercourse on the beach.

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