Private eye who helped sheikh menace his wife was former Met officer

Asia's Tech News Daily

Private eye who helped sheikh menace his wife was former Met officer
© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

A British private eye hired by Dubai’s ruler to threaten his runaway wife’s security chief can today be unmasked as a former Scotland Yard anti-terror officer.

Stuart Page, whose identity was previously a secret, helped wage a campaign of intimidation on behalf of billionaire Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, a friend of the Queen, the High Court found.

He threatened to damage the reputation of a senior bodyguard hired by the sheikh’s youngest wife Princess Haya after she fled to London in fear of her life with their children in 2019 unless he stopped working for her, a judge ruled.

Private eye who helped sheikh menace his wife was former Met officer
© Provided by Daily Mail (

The princess and her autocratic ex-husband have been locked in the costliest child custody battle in UK legal history at the High Court.

It has been raging for more than two years and the High Court has made damning findings including that the sheikh previously orchestrated the armed kidnap of his runaway daughter Princess Shamsa from Cambridgeshire.

In the excoriating findings earlier this month, the High Court ruled Sheikh Mohammed had run an illegal phone hacking racket on UK soil to tap the phones of Princess Haya and her British solicitors and bodyguards.

Now it can be revealed he also hired the services of 70-year-old Mr Page, a former Metropolitan Police officer turned private security consultant who has a long track record of being embroiled in cases involving hacking.

Private eye who helped sheikh menace his wife was former Met officer
© Provided by Daily Mail (

In June 2019, soon after Oxford-educated Princess Haya – the sheikh’s sixth wife – escaped Dubai to the UK in a private jet with the couple’s young children, Mr Page went to meet her security chief, himself a former senior policeman, in London and delivered a ‘clear threat’ to discredit him personally and professionally, a judge found.

In a ruling last year, the High Court said that the 45-year-old princess’s unnamed security chief, who had ‘a distinguished career as a police officer at a high level’ and was ‘used to very challenging conversations’ had been left ‘seriously troubled and concerned’ by the encounter. 

The court’s finding was made without evidence from Mr Page who denies any wrongdoing.

Previously, the High Court has referred to him as ‘SP’ – but now a court order has unmasked him as Stuart Page.

The meeting happened two days after racehorse owner Sheikh Mohammed was pictured with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Royal Ascot, and two days before he published poems which his wife interpreted as death threats.

Mr Page was an anti-terror officer with the Metropolitan Police in the 1970s and an Army reservist before reinventing himself as a troubleshooter for Middle Eastern regimes. 

The Bentley-driving private investigator – who charges up to £220,000 ($300,000) a month and has a £5million London townhouse – and his security firms Page Group Ltd and Page Protective Services have worked for the Saudis and the United Arab Emirates. 

And until recently, he provided security for British embassies including the UK mission in Tel Aviv, Israel, through Page Protective Services.

Last year in a separate case at the High Court, he was accused of hacking confidential emails on behalf of another UAE ruler. 

Private eye who helped sheikh menace his wife was former Met officer
© Provided by Daily Mail (

He ‘strongly denies’ doing so, his lawyer said. The judge did not find that Mr Page had obtained hacked documents in that case but said Mr Page ‘operates in a world of covert surveillance… and would be a reasonable inference to draw from these incidents that Mr Page has access to agents with the capacity to hack emails’.

Mr Page started his career as a policeman with the Sussex constabulary on his 19th birthday. 

A career break took him to Saudi Arabia where he worked for Aramco, the national oil company, before returning to Britain to work in private security. 

Private eye who helped sheikh menace his wife was former Met officer
© Provided by Daily Mail (

In one of his more colourful roles, he spent two years as a close protection officer for the pop star Boy George who, much to his annoyance, used to call him his ‘pet pig’, according to an interview in The Times.

The Queen has been under pressure to ditch her friendship with Sheikh Mohammed, 72, who rules Dubai and is also the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and owns several properties and racehorses in Britain.

Mr Page’s lawyer John Fordham said yesterday his client ‘does not accept the evidence’ of Princess Haya’s security chief was ‘correct’, adding: ‘Mr Page did not threaten anyone.’ 

He claimed his client did not have an opportunity to give evidence to rebut the allegations.

Mr Ford also said Mr Page strongly denied participating in the hacking of emails.

Private eye who helped sheikh menace his wife was former Met officer
© Provided by Daily Mail (

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related


‘Star chamber' to wage war on Whitehall's wasteful spending

Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak are to launch a war on waste, forming a “star chamber” to hold Cabinet ministers to account over government spending. © Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty ... Read more »

Lee Bowyer rails at 'soft' Birmingham City after Millwall defeat

Lee Bowyer criticised his Birmingham City team for being ‘soft’ in their 3-1 defeat at Millwall. The Blues head coach was unhappy both to see his side out-fought by the ... Read more »

10 Premier League players who shone after turning 35 have been named

© GiveMeSport 10 Premier League players who shone after turning 35 have been named Just months away from his 37th birthday, Cristiano Ronaldo seems able to defy time. One of ... Read more »

Man City player ratings vs Watford as Bernardo Silva is world-class again

Ederson S harply down to deny Dennis at 1-0, and secure with what little else he had to do – 7 Kyle Walker In cruise mode, but had the right ... Read more »

Video: ALL travellers to Britain will need to take a lateral flow or PCR Covid test 48 hours before departure in new travel crackdown starting on Tuesday to fight Omicron variant 

Read more »

Robinson looking to 'unsettle' Australia in Ashes

England seamer Ollie Robinson says he will not be afraid to get “under Australia’s skin” during the Ashes – and believes the tourists may have the edge going into the ... Read more »

Voices: If asylum claims were processed at British embassies, it would remove the need to travel here to apply

© AFP/Getty A global humanitarian resettlement scheme seems the only viable alternative to the tragedy of deaths in the Channel – AFP/Getty More than 30 people died trying to reach ... Read more »

Football manager dies from heart attack whilst celebrating last-minute winner

Egyptian football manager Adham El-Selhadar has died in tragic circumstances after watching his side score a 92nd-minute winner. The 53-year-old suffered a heart attack in the immediate aftermath of his ... Read more »

Rob Font vs Jose Aldo live stream: How can I watch UFC Fight Night on TV in the UK tonight?

© Zuffa/LLC via Getty Images JoseAldo0312A The APEX in Las Vegas once again welcomes the UFC for one of the most hotly-anticipated Fight Nights in a while on Sunday. Rob ... Read more »

Merson: ‘X-factor' Spurs outcast might be Wolves' answer

© PA Images Dele-Alli-F365 Paul Merson believes if Dele Alli was to make the move from Tottenham to Wolves, it could be beneficial for all parties. Merson watched on as ... Read more »

Cristiano Ronaldo proves Manchester United loyalties with Mason Greenwood decision

Cristiano Ronaldo has underlined his Manchester United loyalty with his voting for the Kopa Trophy. Having completed a sensational return to Old Trafford during the summer transfer window, Ronaldo has ... Read more »

VAR in Scotland: Premiership clubs aim to have technology in by end of 2022

Officials in Scotland hope to have VAR in place in the cinch Premiership by the end of 2022. © VAR is used south of the border. Head of referees Crawford ... Read more »

John Cena looks in incredible shape as a new trailer for Peacemaker drops

© GiveMeSport John Cena looks in incredible shape in new Peacemaker movie Former WWE Champion John Cena is looking in frankly ridiculous shape right now as the trailer for his ... Read more »

Journalist hints West Ham may now be in pole position to sign 'world-class' forward for Moyes

Taking to Twitter, 90min reporter Toby Cudworth has hinted at a West Ham United advantage in the race to sign Sparta Prague striker Adam Hlozek. © Provided by Transfer Tavern ... Read more »

Manchester United squad vs Crystal Palace revealed as Cristiano Ronaldo included

Cristiano Ronaldo has been included in the Manchester United squad for their game against Crystal Palace on Sunday. Ronaldo appeared to sustain an injury in his matchwinning performance against Arsenal ... Read more »

The Disgusting Reality Behind Ron DeSantis' New ‘Army'

Photo Illustration by Thomas Levinson/The Daily Beast/Getty As governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis is understandably big on gators. He had a gator logo along with the words “Don’t Tread on ... Read more »

Shasta Lake woman arrested for possessing and transporting marijuana, methamphetamines, prescription pills for sale

Deputies with the Shasta County Sheriff Office arrested and booked a Shasta Lake woman on Friday, Dec. 3, after discovering a large amount of narcotics in her car. The driver ... Read more »

Iranische Medien melden Explosion am Himmel nahe Atomanlage

© dpa-infocom GmbH Die iranische Nuklearanlage Natanz (Archivbild) Quelle: dpa-infocom GmbH In der Nähe der Atomanlage Natanz ist es iranischen Medien zufolge zu einer Explosion am Himmel gekommen. Die Explosion ... Read more »

Iran explosion near Natanz nuclear facility a controlled test

© Provided by Al Jazeera A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran [File: Raheb Homavandi/AP] Tehran, Iran – A loud ... Read more »

Ambri bis zur Länderspiel-Pause ohne Zwerger

© KEYSTONE/Ti-Press/PABLO GIANINAZZI Ambri-Piotta muss bis und mit der Länderspiel-Pause von Mitte Dezember auf seinen Stürmer und Leistungsträger Dominic Zwerger verzichten. Der Österreicher mit Schweizer Lizenz erlitt im Training eine ... Read more »

National Lottery results LIVE: Winning Lotto numbers REVEALED with £7.5m jackpot up for grabs

THE LOTTO draw returned tonight with a tasty £7.5million available to be scooped by a lucky Brit ticketholder. Tonight's National Lottery jackpot is now a rollover after no-one scooped the ... Read more »

China's mysterious hypersonic nuclear weapon ‘can stay in orbit for extended period of time,' general warns

NEW intelligence from a US Space Force official confirms that China's hypersonic weapon system can stay in orbit for “an extended period of time.” US intelligence and military officials have ... Read more »

UK tightens travel testing rules amid omicron concerns

The Associated PressA man dressed as Santa Claus gestures as people walk past, in London, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Britain says it will offer all adults a booster dose of ... Read more »

Pre-departure Covid tests required for travel to Scotland

All people travelling to Scotland from abroad will need to take pre-departure Covid tests to help stem the spread of the Omicron variant, the Scottish Government has announced. From 4am ... Read more »

Man, 26, has £18,000 stolen after 'drink is spiked' on night out in London

Ben Gregory believes he had his drink spiked before fraudsters stole his money. (Getty) A man had £18,000 stolen by criminals who allegedly spiked his drink before using financial apps ... Read more »

Sudan's Burhan says army will exit politics after 2023 elections

© Reuters/SARAH MEYSSONNIER FILE PHOTO: International Conference in support of Sudan in Paris KHARTOUM (Reuters) -Sudan’s military will exit politics after elections scheduled for 2023, General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan told ... Read more »

Biden administration still seeking return to compliance with original Iran nuclear deal while preparing for world without it

The Biden administration is still seeking a return to mutual compliance to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran but is “preparing for a world in which there is no return” ... Read more »

Lightning F Nikita Kucherov returns to practice

Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov skated with the team Saturday morning, his first practice participation since surgery in late October. © Reuters/Kim Klement NHL: Stanley Cup Final-Montreal Canadiens at ... Read more »

Divock Origi scores stoppage-time winner at Wolves to send Liverpool into second

It will not be Divock Origi’s most famous goal as a replacement. Given his status as Liverpool’s 21st-century David Fairclough and his strike in a Champions League final, how could ... Read more »

Where's Wilf? Boris and Carrie Johnson feature dog Dilyn on No10's official Christmas card for the SECOND year in a row despite previous Prime Ministers sharing family shots on the cover

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has released his official No10 Christmas cardFeatures image of Dilyn the dog frolicking in snow in the Downing Street garden It is second year in a row Mr Johnson has avoided featuring infant son WilfredPrime Ministers Tony Blair and David Cameron set tradition of using family photo Read more »

‘Elimination is tough': Fauci focused on getting ‘control' of Covid spread

Virus Outbreak Biden (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) White House chief medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci said Friday he could not give a definitive answer on when ... Read more »

Bigg Boss 15: Viewers call Rashami Desai 'winner material' for calling out Abhijit Bichukale's behaviour in front of Salman Khan – read tweets

© Provided by Rashami Desai has come out strong during the Weekend Ka Vaar episode and viewers have been lauding her for fearlessly calling out Abhijit Bichukale’s despicable behaviour ... Read more »

India's Best Dancer 2, December 4, 2021, Written Update; Ayushmann Khurrana and Vaani Kapoor arrive

© Provided by Pinkvilla As the show starts, Manish Paul welcomes the guest judges for the night; Ayushmann Khurrana and Vaani Kapoor. At Manish Paul’s request, Ayushmann Khurrana sheds light ... Read more »

Jacqueline Fernandez got gifts worth crores by conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar: Reports

© Provided by Pinkvilla Actor Jacqueline Fernandez has reportedly received gifts worth crores by conman Sukesh Chandrashekhar. A report by NDTV suggests that the gifts questions include a horse worth ... Read more »

Washington Football Team surging to NFC East relevancy after rocky start

Good things are taking place in Washington at the moment, and suddenly the NFC East doesn’t look so much like the Cowboys’ to lose anymore. The Washington Football Team has ... Read more »

Romania detects first cases of Omicron coronavirus variant

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Romania's health ministry said on Saturday it has detected the first two cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in two Romanians who returned from South ... Read more »

What Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp told 'legend' Divock Origi before late Wolves winner

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp delivered a simple yet impactful message to Divock Origi before his winner against Wolves on Saturday. The Belgian striker came off the bench to score in ... Read more »

Watch: Klopp and Liverpool bench wildly celebrate Divock Origi's goal

Jurgen Klopp, his coaching staff, and the Liverpool players on the bench celebrated wildly after Divock Origi scored in the last minute of injury time against Wolves. © PA Images ... Read more »

Video: Orthodox cleric shouts 'You are a HERETIC!' at Pope Francis before being pounced on by police and dragged away as pontiff visits Greece 

Read more »

‘Lenient' sentence for Arthur Labinjo-Hughes' abusers referred to Attorney General

Police images of Emma Tustin and Thomas Hughes – BPM MEDIA The jail sentences handed to the step-mother and father of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes will be reported to the Attorney General ... Read more »
On you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic