Thursday, July 12, 2012

Steven Sherriff Faces six months in Prison for pinching woman's bottom in Dubai

A British man has been sentenced to six months in prison by a Dubai court for pinching a woman's bottom in a bar.

Businessman Steven Sherriff, 43, was sentenced in his absence after being accused of groping a 23-year-old whilst on a bar crawl.

The investor, who lived in Dubai for seven years, was punched unconscious by the woman's livid boyfriend after also allegedly touching the woman between her legs.

He denies all wrongdoing, however, and has slammed the decision of the Dubai court.

Mr Sherriff told The Sun: 'This is insane. How can I be found guilty when one of the witnesses says I didn't do it?

'If I go to jail, it is going to ruin everything.'

His wife Betina has also leapt to the defence of her husband, saying: 'He doesn't even know how to flirt, let alone do this.'

Belfast-born Mr Sherriff had been advised by his lawyer not to attend court this week to hear the verdict against him.

The 43-year-old has vowed to appeal against his sentence. Read More