Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 6 July 2020

Women jailed for assaulting and insulting a Dubai Police officer

The altercation kicked off after the women refused to pay their taxi fare

Court hearings in Dubai have been halted as part of efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus. Courtesy: AFP     
Court hearings in Dubai have been halted as part of efforts to limit the spread of coronavirus. Courtesy: AFP     

Two women who attacked and insulted a Dubai Police officer will spend six months in prison.

A taxi driver called police to City Walk on July 19 after the two Canadian women, aged 25 and 37, refused to pay their fare.

“I arrived to the location of the building in City Walk and the driver told me the women went inside the building,” said an officer.

The officer called the women and asked them to meet him in the reception. When they refused, he went up to their flat, escorted by the building’s security guard.

“I knocked on their door and, as I was in uniform, I identified myself as a police officer before asking for their IDs,” he said.

The women refused and began insulting him.

“They used very bad language and one of them threatened to call her country’s embassy,” he said.

The officer said one of the women pushed him then came right up to him, pressing her body against his, as they yelled profanities.

“I asked her to stop but she ignored me and started dancing and mocking me,” he said.

The officer called for an all-female patrol, who arrested the women.

In court last November, they denied charges of assaulting and insulting and officer.

At Dubai Criminal Court on Tuesday, both women were convicted and sentenced to six months in prison each followed by deportation.

Updated: January 21, 2020 10:30 PM

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