Dubai’s Princess Latifa asks UK Police to Investigate Sister’s Kidnapping in Cambridge

Dubai Princess Latifa, who herself has been held hostage by her father since 2018, has called on the UK police to re-investigate the abduction of her sister Princess Shamsa more than 20 years ago in Cambridge.

In 2000, Princess Shamsa, who was 18 years old at the time, was abducted in Cambridge, a month after she fled from her father’s estate in Surrey.

The request came in a letter handwritten by the Princess Latifa, which has now been given to Cambridgeshire Police on Wednesday, the BBC reported. 

The daughter of Dubai’s ruler reportedly wrote in the letter, “your help and attention on her case could free her.”

In 2019, UK’s High Court ruled that UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum had abducted his two daughters and deprived them of their liberty.

Princess Shamsa was not seen in public ever since her abduction in 2000.

Cambridgeshire Police said it received the letter and it will be part of the “ongoing review.”

“This is a very complex and serious matter and as such there are details of the case that it would be inappropriate to discuss publicly,” the police also said in a statement to the BBC.

Last week, recorded videos of Princess Latifa were made public, saying she is held hostage by her father since her escape attempt in 2018.


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