Princess Latifa contacts UK cops prompting them to reopen probe into sibling’s kidnapping

The princess that states she is being held captive by her dad, leader of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed, has actually advised British police to reinvestigate the loss of her sibling who was bundled into a lorry in a Cambridge road in 2000.

The BBC reported that a secret letter sent out to Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Princess Latifa is said to have actually pleaded with the force to re-examine Princess Shamsa’s case as well as aid to “obtain her flexibility”.

It comes much less than a week after a traumatic video clip emerged in which Latifa charges her daddy of holding her captive. In a statement provided by means of the United Arab Emirates consular office in London, the Dubai royal family claimed Latifa was being looked after in the house.

Latifa’s older sibling, Shamsa, was abducted on the orders of their dad after leaving the household’s estate in Surrey. Now 39, Shamsa was aged 18 at the time of her abduct and also has not been seen in public considering that.

The billionaire sheikh has refuted involvement yet a High Court judge ruled in 2019 that he had actually arranged the abduction of both little girls as well as held them versus their will certainly and that he had actually subjected his estranged spouse Princess Haya to a project of fear as well as scare tactics.

Latifa creates in the letter shown the BBC: “All I ask of you is to please regard on her instance due to the fact that it could obtain her freedom … your aid and attention on her situation can free her. She has solid web links to England … she actually likes England, every one of her fondest memories are of her time there.”

According to the BBC, the transcribed letter is from 2019 but only passed to police on Wednesday by pals of Latifa.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary has verified it received the letter which will be “checked out as component of the continuous evaluation”.

The pressure added: “This is a very complicated and major issue and also as such there are information of the instance that it would certainly be unsuitable to review publicly.”

The Independent has gotten in touch with the Dubai government for added remark.

Latifa’s plight was given the world’s interest when she showed up in a different video clip released in 2018, which described exactly how she wanted to run away Dubai and had actually attempted it in 2002 with her friend Tiina Jauhiainen, a physical fitness instructor. The pair were obstructed on a boat to India by Dubai special forces. Latifa was by force reclaimed and she says she has actually been held versus her will since.

Last year, London judge Andrew McFarlane found Sheikh Mohammed had, “acted in a fashion from the end of 2018 which has been targeted at frightening and also frightening,” his ex-wife Haya.

He additionally claimed the sheikh “gotten as well as coordinated” the kidnappings and forced return to Dubai of his daughters from another marriage: Shamsa in August 2000 and also Latifa in 2002 and also again in 2018.

The court made rulings after a battle between the estranged spouses over the welfare of their two children.

Haya, little girl of the late King Hussein of Jordan, wed the Dubai leader in 2004, becoming his 2nd official spouse, the court said. Sheikh Mohammed additionally had numerous unofficial partners. The pair have a child, Jalila, 12, and also child Zayed, 8, the youngest of the ruler’s 25 youngsters.

In April 2019, Haya left the Gulf emirate with her youngsters, stating she had actually come to be terrified of her hubby’s hazards as well as intimidation.

The judge said Shamsa was abducted in Cambridge and “has actually been denied of her liberty for much if not every one of the previous two decades”.

Due to the fact that she was mad about Dubai’s human civil liberties document and also not being allowed to go to university, it is understood she ran away the household’s Longcross Estate in Surrey. Shamsa was forcibly taken, zipped helicopter to France and by private jet back to Dubai.

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