Second autopsy being conducted on British tourist

Lee Bradley Brown was arrested for allegedly attacking a housekeeper at Burj Al Arab Hotel (PICTURE COURTESY: EMARAT AL YOUM)

Forensic doctors are conducting an autopsy on the body of the British tourist who died last week while in police custody.

Thirty-nine year old Lee Bradley Brown was arrested for allegedly attacking a housekeeper at the Burj Al Arab Hotel. This is the second medical report to confirm reasons for the death, reported Emarat Al Youm.  

Meanwhile, Dubai Police Chief Lieutenant General Dahi Kalfan Tamim said if the medical doctors blame the police for his death, the person responsible will be referred to court for trial.

According to preliminary forensic report, the Briton died due to asphyxia. The report also mentioned traces of hashish in blood and urine samples, according to  Essam Al Humaidan, Dubai Attorney-General.

The incident had sparked allegations by British media that he was tortured to death.

The British Embassy was informed about the arrest of Brown 10 minutes after his arrival in Bur Dubai police station, the police chief added.

"Brown was outraged and created chaos at the police and public prosecution, and all that happened [at the time of his arrest] was just to subdue him, but he died four days after his arrest," Lt Gen Dahi said and added that Brown was never interrogated by police.

Two more doctors are carrying out a cross examination of the autopsy reports.

The British embassy and his family are free to carry out any tests, the police chief added.

"We are not trying to hide any facts..."our mission is to save and help people",  said Lt Gen Dahi.

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