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Friday, February 19, 2010

Another Arab murdered in a posh hotel

But this one is a little different:

A Saudi prince was charged last night over the murder of a servant in a five-star London hotel.

Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Nasir Bin Abdulaziz al Saud, 33, is due to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court today.

The multi-millionaire is accused of murdering 32-year-old Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz at the Landmark Hotel in central London on Monday.

He is also charged with assaulting Mr Abdulaziz on January 22.

The international playboy is believed to have travelled the world with his servant, who slept at the foot of his bed, and had spent up to £100,000 during a three-week stay at the Landmark, hiring five rooms including a £1,000-a-night suite.

A maid discovered Mr Abdulaziz's battered body in a third floor room at 4.45pm on Monday.

Detectives believe that the murder happened during a row at the hotel and that the assailant may not have intended to kill the victim.