Police reopen Dubai princess probe
British police said they were reviewing a 21-year-old investigation into the disappearance of another Dubai princess.
Last week, the UN called for Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum to prove his daughter Princess Latifa was safe, after she released a video claiming she was being held prisoner in Dubai.
Now Latifa has reportedly sent out a letter asking police to investigate the disappearance of her sister Shamsa in Britain 21 years ago.
Cambridgeshire Constabulary said it was examining the letter, which is dated February 2018, as it reviews earlier probes of Sheikha Shamsa’s disappearance from the English city of Cambridge in 2000.
The latest police probe follows a British court ruling last year that Sheikh Mohammed, who is VicePresident and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, orchestrated her forced return home.
The High Court also found that Latifa, the emir’s daughter from a later marriage, had suffered a similar fate after being detained at sea by Indian special forces and forcibly returned to Dubai in 2018.
“The review into the disappearance of Princess Shamsa continues,” the Cambridgeshire Constabulary said, describing the matter as “very complex and serious”.
“We can confirm officers have recently received a letter, dated February 2018, in relation to this case which will be looked at as part of the ongoing review,” it said.