Princess Latifa: Police receive letter calling for new probe into disappearance of royal’s sister

Cambridgeshire Police have confirmed they have received a letter relating to the disappearance of Princess Shamsa, a daughter of Dubai’s ruler.

It comes after the BBC said it has seen the letter from Shamsa’s younger sister Princess Latifa, calling for the police to re-investigate the case from 20 years ago.

The force said: “We can confirm officers have recently received a letter, dated February 2018, in relation to this case which will be looked at as part of the ongoing review.

“In addition to this we are also looking at the contents of the recent Panorama documentary to identify whether it includes anything of significance to our case.”

Cambs Police said the review into the princess’s disappearance on a Cambridge street on 19 August 2000 is ongoing.

Princess Latifa, who says she has been held captive in a “villa jail” in Dubai by her father Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum since an attempt to flee in 2018, said Shamsa was also captured by her father.

It is believed she was returned to the United Arab Emirates.

The force said: “This is a very complex and serious matter and as such there are details of the case that it would be inappropriate to discuss publicly.”

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