Beach sex man arrested at Dubai airport

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A British man convicted of having sex on a Dubai beach was returned to custody last night as he prepared to board a flight to the UK, his lawyer said.

Vince Acors, 34, from Bromley, London, was due to arrive at Heathrow today, but he was detained at Dubai Airport and returned to jail as his flight confirmation was "not in order". Acors, whose deportation from Dubai was originally meant to take place on Friday, and Michelle Palmer, 36, of Oakham, Rutland, were given three-month jail terms for public indecency and having unmarried sex. The sentences were suspended on appeal.

Acors' lawyer, Andrew Crossley, said: "The return of Mr Acors has been delayed yet again. The situation is close to becoming farcical and he is severely disappointed. His precise return is now unknown."

"After having booked and confirmed his return flight on three separate occasions through the course of the day Vince was re-arrested at Dubai Airport, as his flight confirmation was allegedly not in order.

"He has been returned to jail, his precise return is now unknown."

Acors and Palmer were seen having sex on Jumeirah Beach in the early hours of July 5 after meeting at a champagne brunch in a five-star hotel.

They had denied having unmarried sex and public indecency but admitted being drunk.

Palmer, who was working in Dubai as a publishing executive, was sacked after the allegations emerged.

Acors had been visiting the country at the time.