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Parents of Scot held in Dubai for brushing past man in bar speak out

Updated: Dec 15, 2021


Close family. Graham and Patricia are distraught with fear for Jamie's future

The parents of Jamie Harron, the Scotsman arrested in Dubai for accidentally touching another man’s hip while trying to avoid bumping into him in a crowded bar, have spoken out. They tell of their fears for Jamie, and how the pressure has affected their close family.

Jamie’s father Graham, a caterer, and his mother Patricia are beside themselves with worry.


Patricia cannot sleep. “I’m up all night worrying about what is going to happen to Jamie in court on Sunday,” she says. “There’s no chance of sleep.”


Radha Stirling, CEO of Detained In Dubai, the NGO representing Jamie and his family is in constant communication with the worried couple.