Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 18 August 2019

Dubai man jailed for spitting on police officers

The man pleaded not guilty, saying he could not remember the incident

A man who insulted and spat on police officers while he was under the influence of alcohol has been sentenced to three months in prison.

The officers were responding to a report that the accused, 28, from Morocco, was causing trouble at a hotel in Dubai's Hor Al Anz on January 4, 2017.

He was found to be causing a disturbance and upsetting hotel staff.

A police officer, 58, said that he tried to calm the man down but the offender attacked him.

The man then physically assaulted the other officer and spat on both of them. He also used bad language, insulted them and resisted arrest.

He was eventually subdued and taken into custody at Al Muraqqabat police station, where police said he banged his head against one of the desks.

In court last month, the man denied charges of physical assault and issuing insults, and said he could not remember the incident.

“All I remember is that I woke up to find myself in a police station,” he told judges.

He was found guilty, sentenced to three months in jail and will be deported after serving his term.

Updated: April 23, 2019 02:52 AM