Saudi prince charged with murder

A SAUDI prince on trial for the murder of his manservant in a five-star hotel suite has been refused bail. Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Nasir Bin Abdulaziz al Saud, 33, is accused of battering and strangling his aide to death at the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone

A SAUDI prince on trial for the murder of his manservant in a five-star hotel suite has been refused bail.

Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Nasir Bin Abdulaziz al Saud, 33, is accused of battering and strangling his aide to death at the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone Road, Marylebone, on February 15.

A hotel housekeeper found the servant, 32-year-old Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz, who had died after suffering head injuries and strangulation.

The prince, the son of a nephew of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah, is charged with murder and grievous bodily harm with intent relating to an earlier assault on the aide in January.

A provisional trial date is set for October.