Brit Jailed For ‘Touching Man’s Hip’ Reveals ‘Real Reason’ He Was Arrested

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The British electrician jailed in Dubai after being accused of sexual assault has spoken out about the incident. 

Jamie Harron, 27, was arrested after brushing past a man in bar.

Originally deemed an act of assault, Harron now claims the man was jealous that he’d been chatting to a female waitress that he had his eyes on.

Police had claimed the businessman tried to stick his hand down the man’s pants – an allegation he called ridiculous.

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He told Mail Online

The legal system in Dubai is a shambles and if this can happen to me, it can happen to anyone.

He was in there before us, and I think he was maybe trying to talk to her before, and then us two young guys come and start chatting to her and having a laugh, and he had a problem with it.

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Jamie was put in a holding cell at Al Barsha jail where he shared a cell with up to 10 other men.

He slept on a threadbare mattress and couldn’t shower or brush his teeth for days.

Jamie finally arrived in Glasgow this week after being in Dubai since July.

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He said of his ordeal:

I think it was a bad situation, to be honest. I didn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I still couldn’t believe it had actually happened and what it was that was going on.

Even now that I’m actually home, I still can’t believe that it was actually three and a half months.

I was in shock. I said ‘Of course I never did that. That man was fully clothed, and we were in a public bar.’ That is absolutely ridiculous.

The man who accused Jamie, Emad Tabaza, eventually dropped the charge but prosecutors went ahead with the case anyway.