'Sex-on-beach' man due to return to UK

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A British man convicted of having sex on a Dubai beach is due to return to the UK tomorrow.

Vince Acors, 34, of Bromley, south east London, was due to land at Heathrow last Friday after being deported from the Gulf state.



But a hold up in the deportation process meant he was unable to board a Heathrow-bound plane and spent the weekend in jail.



But he is now due to arrive at Heathrow early tomorrow morning.



He and Michelle Palmer, 36, of Oakham, Rutland, were initially given three-month jail terms for unmarried sex and public indecency, but these were suspended on appeal.



Andrew Crossley, Acors' London-based lawyer, said: "The deportation process has taken longer than expected but he has a ticket booked again and a seat on the plane and he is now due back tomorrow."



Mr Crossley does not represent Palmer, but said he assumed their cases would be dealt with at the same time.



Acors and Palmer were seen having sex on Jumeirah Beach in the early hours of 5 July 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.

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