A BRITISH tourist has died in police custody in Dubai, the British Foreign Office said.
Lee Brown, 39, reportedly suffered severe beatings after being arrested over a row at a luxury hotel in the emirate.
The man died on Tuesday after six days in custody at the Bur Dubai police station following his arrest on April 6, according to the Daily Mail.
His family in Dagenham, east London, were told about his alleged ordeal by another prisoner who found his sister’s phone number on a photocopy of Mr Brown’s passport left in a cell, the paper reported.
A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokeswoman said: “We can confirm that Lee Bradley Brown has died whilst in police custody.
“We have spoken to his family and are providing them with consular assistance.
“The embassy is in close contact with Dubai police, who are investigating Lee’s death.”