x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 21 July 2017

Prisoner accused of starting fire in Dubai police station is acquitted

A prisoner accused of starting a fire in Al Qusais Police Station has been acquitted by the Criminal Court.

DUBAI // A prisoner accused of starting a fire in Al Qusais Police Station has been acquitted by the Criminal Court.

SA, 27, holding a Comoros Islands passport, told the court that another prisoner AH, an Emirati, who was sharing the cell started the fire by setting a mattress alight.

The court cleared the Comoros Islander. The Emirati prisoner has since died.

salamir@thenational.ae