Collect of Jamie Harron from Stirling who is being detained in Dubai. . See Centre Press story CPDETAINED; A Scotsman could be locked up for three years in a Dubai jail after being charged with public indecency for putting his hand on man ?in a? ?bar?. The "cultural misunderstanding" has left Jamie Harron stuck in Dubai for three months facing jail, jobless and in huge amounts of debt. Jamie, who is from Stirling, has spent over £30,000 in expenses and legal fees and used all of his £20,000 savings as well as spending another £12,000 on a credit card. The electrician was in Dubai on a two-day stopover as he was flying back to work in Afghanistan. The 27-year-old has been held in the UAE since July 15 on two charges of drinking alcohol and public indecency.

A Scottish electrician has been sentenced to three months in prison in the United Arab Emirates for touching a man’s hip in a bar.

The 27-year-old electrician had been working in Afghanistan and was on a two-day stopover in the UAE at the time.

His accuser dropped the complaint, but local prosecutors decided to proceed with the case, the Mail Online reported.

After his arrest for public indecency Mr. Harron lost his job and was told he could have faced up to three years in jail.