King Abdullah of Jordan has been forced to personally intervene in the case of three members of the Jordanian Paralympic team accused of sex offences in Britain.
The Jordanian team is in the UK for the Paralympic Games, which will be inaugurated on Wednesday 29 August.
Three members of the team were caught on allegations of sexual assault at a pre-Games training camp in Northern Ireland on Monday.
Two wheelchair-using power-lifters - one a bronze medal winner at the Beijing Games - and a trainer appeared at Coleraine Magistrates’ Court today facing charges including sexual assault and voyeurism.
A Jordanian government representative said the defendants will be brought back before the court if they are released on bail.
The trio were arrested following claims of indecent assault made by two girls and two women at the Antrim Forum sports centre where they were training ahead of the Games.