x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Drunk British tourist attacked security guard, Dubai court told

A drunk tourist assaulted a security guard before making an obscene gesture at him, hears a Dubai court.

A drunk tourist assaulted a security guard and made an obscene gesture when arrested, a court heard yesterday.

Briton L?K, 24, had been drinking with friends at Dubai’s Irish Village on July 13 this year, prosecutors told the Misdemeanours Court.

The Palestinian security guard M?Y, 27, asked the tourist to leave after he and his friends started “making a mess”, but he got angry and attacked the guard.

The tourist admitted drinking alcohol but denied committing an indecent act. He was not charged with assault.

The next hearing was scheduled for December 11.

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