Former heavyweight David Haye has been arrested in Dubai Airport and held in a police cell after seeing a £341,000 cheque bounce for a property in the country, the Daily Mail reports.
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The 34-year-old was detained on arrival at Dubai International Airport and accused with committing fraud after a cheque worth over a quarter of a million pounds (1.8million Emirati Dirham) he’d written to attain a property bounced.
He was then forced to surrender his passport to officials and as such has been forced to remain in the United Arab Emirates, meaning he will miss a Mixed Martial Arts event in Birmingham this weekend.
The cheque in question relates to a property in a newly built property built by developers Emaa, which is part owned by the Dubai government.
However, it is believed that the cheque failed to clear because of a simple administrative error, but bounced cheques are seen as a crime in Dubai and is punishable by jail time and a fine.
“The cheque was presented to the bank four days before I landed. It was not due to be presented until final completion of my property, which is due in a few weeks,” he said.
“This was an administrative error which is being rectified. I explained to the police and presented documents as proof. But I can totally understand these mistakes can happen.”