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Manchester Resident Plane Spotters Arrested in the UAE for "National Security" reasons

Updated: Jan 14, 2022

3 men have been arrested in the UAE for "suspicious behaviour" while participating in their lifetime hobby of plane spotting.


Radha Stirling, Founder of Detained in Dubai comments as follows:


“We understand that 54 year old Mr Conrad Clitheroes and 45 year old Mr Gary Cooper from Manchester travelled to Dubai on the 18th of February and were to return to their homes in the UK on the 22nd of February. They checked in to the Sheraton Deira for two nights then stayed with a former work colleague. All three friends have a shared hobby of plane spotting and were keen to see Fujairah Airport, where many older and rarer aircrafts can be seen.