x Abu Dhabi, UAE Friday 21 July 2017

Man invited friends round then stabbed them, hears court

Emirati tried to murder two men with a knife, hears Dubai court.

DUBAI // A man invited two friends to his house then tried to stab them to death when they arrived, a court heard yesterday.

FA, 26, an Emirati, called MA and KM while they were at Mirdiff City Centre and told them to come to his home in Al Warqa’a, prosecutors told the Criminal Court.

But when they arrived and went to his room they were confronted by him and a gang of 12 other men and a fight ensued.

During the fight a knife fell from MA’s pocket and the Emirati used it to stab the two friends.

Two teenage Sudanese sisters who were accompanying the two friends said that the group threatened to kill them and burn their houses down if they reported the attack to police.

The Emirati denied a charge of attempted murder and the case was adjourned to November 24.

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