Breaking news: Grooverider Pardoned by the Dubai Royal Family, Released From Prison


Free at last, free at last, thank god all mighty, free at last! English Drum ‘n’ bass DJ Grooverider (Raymond Bingham) has been pardoned by the Dubai Royal Family. He was released from prison on Thursday after serving ten months of a four year sentence for possessing 2.16 grams of cannabis and pornographic material. Grooverider was arrested at Dubai airport last November, and although he claimed he was unaware of the contraband found in his bag and the country’s no-tolerance policiies, the DJ was convicted and imprisoned. According to the BBC, the DJ, who helmed a popular weekly show on Radio One with Fabio, has already flown home to spend time with his family and friends. Grooverider’s release comes during Ramadan, a holy time in September when Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed, traditionally pardons foreigners caught with small amounts of narcotics.