x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Emirati 'stabbed to death in knife fight over woman'

A man has been stabbed to death in what police say was a fight over a woman. The two Emirati men had met the woman in a nightclub.

DUBAI // A man has been stabbed to death in what police say was a fight over a woman.

Dubai Police said two Emirati men in their late 20s, identified as S and M, fought last Monday night in Al Rashidiya after meeting the woman in a nightclub.

"The argument over this woman turned violent and they used knives and wooden board," said Brig Khalil Al Mansouri, head of Dubai Police CID.

M was dead by the time police arrived. He had injuries to his head and face, and knife wounds to other parts of his body.

Police said S was arrested shortly after one of his brothers told them where he was hiding.

He had minor injuries and was under the influence of drugs, they said.

Brig Al Mansouri said S had confessed during questioning and the case had been referred to Public Prosecution.

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