Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 23 January 2020

Emirati man accused of assaulting police officers

The incident happened in Dubai in September

An Emirati man is accused of physically and verbally assaulting two police officers while drunk.

Dubai Criminal Court heard how the incident happened late at night at a hotel in Naif in the city on September 14.

Officers arrived to find the 37-year-old man, who was bleeding heavily from his arm, being led out of a premises by a woman.

The court heard that as they called for an ambulance, he attacked both policemen, forcing them to take him into custody.

“It was 12.45am when we arrived and saw the accused, along with a woman, coming out of the hotel,” an officer told the hearing.

“We also noticed he was very drunk. While inside the patrol car he continued to curse us using very bad language and threatened to beat us up.”

One of the police officers was later taken to Al Baraha Hospital to have his hand treated.

In court, the accused denied assaulting and insulting the policemen. The hearing was adjourned until November 17.

Updated: November 3, 2019 03:03 PM