London, Oct 6 (ANI): A Saudi prince is said to have battered his manservant to death during a gay sex session in a five star hotel in London.
The court was told that aide Bandar Abdullah Abdulaziz, 32, was bitten on his cheeks, and his blood was discovered on the underpants of Prince Saud Abdulazaziz bin Nasser al Saud, the Saudi king's grandson.
It was also revealed that compromising photos of him partially naked were found on 34-year-old al Saud's phone.
The two had earlier ordered champagne and cocktails at the Landmark Hotel in Marylebone, Central London, and then went to bed in the early hours.
Central Prosecutor Jonathan Laidlaw QC told the Old Bailey, that al Saud has not explained why he attacked his aide but evidence pointed to a "sexual element" to the killing.
The prince had told cops that Bandar died from injuries sustained in a street robbery three weeks earlier and he even accompanied them to the alleged scene.
But hotel CCTV showed a "nasty assault" by al Saud on Bandar in a lift in previous weeks, and the jury saw footage of the servant cowering as he was punched and kicked.
A post mortem revealed Bandar died after "a series of heavy punches or blows to his head".
Al Saud, who admits manslaughter but denies murder and GBH, claims he was "friends and equals" with Bandar and denies being gay.
The court also heard that al Saud's computer had been used to surf gay massage and escort sites, and that he had ordered at least two gay escorts to his hotel room.
"It is clear his abuse of Bandar was not confined simply to physical beatings," the Sun quoted Laidlaw as saying.
"There is clear evidence, over and above the bite marks, that there was a sexual element," he stated. (ANI)
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