Saudi prince loses murder charge bail appeal

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The Independent Online

A Saudi prince accused of murdering a man in London lost a High Court challenge today against a refusal to grant him bail.

Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Nasir Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 33, was refused bail by an Old Bailey judge on March 25 and was remanded in custody to face trial on October 4.

A challenge against the decision of the Common Serjeant Judge Brian Barker was rejected by Mr Justice Holroyde at a hearing at the High Court in London.

Al Saud is accused of murdering 32-year-old Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz whose body was discovered in February at the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, central London.

He is also charged with causing grievous bodily harm against the same man on January 22.

His father, Prince Abdulazziz, the nephew of the Saudi king, was present in court for the ruling.