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Saudi prince loses high court bail appeal

Landmark Hotel
The body was found in a third-floor suite

A Saudi Arabian prince accused of murdering his aide in a five-star hotel has lost a High Court challenge against a refusal to be granted bail.

Saud Bin Abdulaziz Bin Nasir Bin Abdulaziz al Saud, 33, was refused bail by an Old Bailey judge on 25 March.

High Court judge Mr Justice Holroyde rejected a challenge to that decision.

Mr Al Saud is accused of strangling Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz, 32, whose body was found at the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, central London.

He is also charged with causing grievous bodily harm to the same man on January 22.

His father, Prince Abdulazziz, the nephew of the Saudi king, was present in court for the ruling.

Mr Al Saud was remanded in custody to face trial on 4 October.

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