Man drops complaint over ‘touching’ at bar
A Briton facing a threeyear jail sentence in Dubai after touching a man’s hip in a bar is hoping he may be home soon after his accuser dropped the complaint against him.
Jamie Harron, from Stirling, was arrested for public indecency after putting a hand on the man to avoid spilling a drink as he moved through a crowded bar, campaign group Detained in Dubai (DID) said.
The 27-year-old electrician from Stirling was facing up to three years in jail and has lost his job following the incident.
The businessman who made the complaint is understood to have dropped the complaint after realising what punishment Mr Harron is facing.
In a statement, his employer Neumann & Esser said: “With a certain distance from the incident and the punishment to be expected for the suspect, our employee decided to withdraw the complaint despite the harassment having been confirmed by several witnesses.”
Jamie Harron was arrested in Dubai.