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Case against British tourist charged after reporting she was gang-raped dropped in Dubai

SHE was charged with having extramarital sex in Dubai after telling police she had been gang-raped. But prosecutors said the sex was consensual.

A BRITISH woman charged with having extramarital sex in Dubai after claiming she was raped by two fellow Brits has had her case sensationally thrown out of court.

Prosecutors said a video clip on one of the suspect’s phones proved “consent of the three parties involved”.

Zara-Jayne Moisey, 25, and the two men she alleged attacked her in a hotel have been told they are now free to go home.

A statement read: “The office of Dubai Public Prosecutor has closed the case involving the alleged rape of British national ZJM following careful examination of all evidence.”

It added that “the act happened with the consent of the three parties in question”.

“A video obtained from the mobile phone of one of the suspects detailing the act was a key evidence that supported this conclusion,” the statement continued.

Speaking to The Sun last week, Moisey, from Farnham, Surrey, who waived her right to anonymity, said: “I have faith that justice will be done.”

A friend added: “She is being unbelievably brave. Zara is keeping her head down while the men accused of raping her are sunbathing and boozing with pals.

“At some point the world will know what has happened.”

Video footage released yesterday showed the Brit enjoying Dubai with her brother just an hour before the alleged ordeal.

The film shows fun-loving Moisey “having the time of her life” on holiday after her marriage split.

In fits of giggles, Zara-Jayne says: “Here we are, here’s Dubai. We are going to live it up in Dubai.

“And we are going to apparently stay up and watch the sunrise, because it’s a once in a lifetime opp.”

Zara-Jayne looked frail and gaunt as she went for a walk in Dubai last Thursday.

She was blinking back tears while strolling in 90F heat.

When approached by The Sun, she said: “I have every respect for the United Arab Emirates and its laws and have faith that justice will be done. The truth will come out.

“But I can’t say anything at this stage, sorry.”

Zara-Jayne claimed she was attacked in a hotel last month while on holiday.

But after reporting her alleged rape, the software consultant was arrested and locked up.

Though single after a marriage split, she faced charges of breaching strict laws on extramarital sex and boozing.

Her friend said: “She is not the kind to behave inappropriately.

“She was married in name only. That relationship is long since over. She is strong but being tested to the limit.”

Zara-Jayne, who is also known as just Zara, wed Paul Edwards in 2014 but the marriage collapsed earlier this year.

She has been named and pictured by her family on a fundraising website after she was faced with a potential legal bill of up to £24,000 (AU$40,000).

Dad Christopher rushed to Dubai to support his daughter in emotional scenes witnessed by The Sun.

He earlier begged the oil-rich emirate’s ruler Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum to show mercy to Zara.

Christopher wrote: “Please give my little girl a pardon so she may be with her family and not on her own.

“As a father I know you will understand how we feel as a family.” A message from Zara-Jayne to dad Chris released last week read: “It’s petrifying out here alone but I have to stay strong.”

Ex-Apprentice star Selina Waterman-Smith also held emotional talks with Moisey.

She told pals she was doing yoga and meditating to keep calm.