‘Sex in cab’ pair take case to Dubai Court of Appeal

Two expats accused of having sex in the back of a Dubai taxi have taken their case to the appeal court.

Brit Rebecca Blake and her co-defendant, an Irishman, were handed three- month jail terms in November by Dubai Misdemeanours Court after being found guilty of having an illegal affair.

They were also fined Dhs3,000 each for drinking alcohol and will be deported after serving their sentences.

  1. The 'sex in a cab' case is being heard by Dubai courts

They were arrested after a taxi driver stopped to report the couple to a passing police patrol.

The pair appeared at Dubai Court of Appeal on Tuesday, where they denied the charge.

The case was adjourned to next month, when a verdict is due.

Both defendants are on bail pending the outcome of their appeal and Blake has previously told British press that she is scared of going to jail.

She told The Sun newspaper: “The thought of going to jail makes me want to cry.”

After being arrested, Blake hired publicist Max Clifford and has spoken publicly on several occasions about the case.

At their trial last year, a policeman testified that he caught the defendants having sex in the cab. He said Blake was naked and sat on the man’s lap for four minutes before he knocked on the window and they stopped.

The taxi driver said he picked up the couple, who had been drinking, at 10.30pm in May 2012, in Tecom, Dubai and they asked him to take them to Al Barsha.

He said in his testimony: “We were driving on Sheikh Zayed Road and I noticed the man was drinking. I told him it is not allowed to have alcohol inside the taxi, but he drank it and threw the glass out of the window.

“The next thing, I looked in the mirror and saw the woman sitting on the man’s thighs. She was naked, moving up and down and making sounds.”

The cab driver claims he spotted a police patrol vehicle by the side of Sheikh Zayed Road so he stopped beside it, and honked his horn to catch the officer’s attention.

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