Jamie Harron, a 27-year-old electrician from Stirling, is to appeal against 30-day jail sentence for drinking in a bar that was handed down in absentia

A British man facing a possible three-year jail sentence in Dubai over claims that he touched a man on the hip in a bar has in the meantime been sentenced to a month in jail for making a rude gesture and drinking alcohol.

The campaign organisation Detained in Dubai (DiD) said Jamie Harron has been sentenced in absentia to 30 days in prison for the action and drinking alcohol. His representatives said he is to appeal against his conviction.

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