x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Party punch-up ends in jail term

A man who punched a 16-year-old boy was sentenced today.

DUBAI // A man who punched a 16-year-old boy and broke his jaw will spend three months in prison for assault.

The teenager from Britain told Dubai's Criminal Court of First Instance that AS, a 20-year-old Russian, slapped and punched him on November 25 during a villa party in Al Barsha.

The altercation began when KG, the boy, bumped into AS.

"I apologised immediately, but he slapped me," KG told prosecutors.

AS then walked away but KG followed him, demanding AS explain why he had slapped him. In response, AS turned and punched KG to the floor. Medical reports showed that KG was left with with a three per cent permanent disability to his jaw.