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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

Twin sisters attack Dubai policewoman, court told

The women allegedly attacked and insulted the woman while they were under arrest

Two sisters insulted and attacked a policewoman while they were under arrest, Dubai Criminal Court was told.

On August 4, police were called to Byblos Hotel in Al Barsha where one of the British sisters was being tended to by paramedics.

“She was sitting inside the ambulance when we got there and the second one was standing next to the ambulance and screaming,” said a 23-year-old Emirati policeman.

The policeman said he did not know how the woman was injured but when paramedics finished treating her, she slammed the ambulance door on the paramedic’s hand.

The paramedic chose not to press charges against the woman but when police tried to arrest both sisters, they resisted.

“We were then ordered to handcuff them and take them in. While in the car, they both started screaming and banging on the windows,” he said.

When they arrived at the station, he left the women in the car with his colleague and a policewoman. “I went to get another set of handcuffs since the ones we used were too big but when I returned, I found both women on top of the policewoman, assaulting her,” he said.

The Emirati policewoman told prosecutors that she was caught off-guard and was thrown to the ground.

“It was surprising because I did nothing to them nor did I even speak to them, they threw me to the ground injuring my head and back, sat on top of me, kicked me and hit me all over my body. One of them scratched me hard on my right arm with her long nails,” said the policewoman.

She said the women were restrained and taken to the criminal lab where they attacked and insulted her again.

The policewoman was taken to hospital for treatment while the sisters were taken into custody.

In court on Monday, the twin sisters, aged 37, denied charges of resisting arrest, physical assault and issuing threats.

A next hearing is yet to be scheduled.

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