x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Two girls snatched by man near to home

Police have rescued two young sisters after a man allegedly attempted to abduct them from near their home this morning.

Police have rescued two young Iraqi sisters after they were snatched from near their home behind the Burj Dubai early yesterday. The Criminal Investigation Department at Dubai Police confirmed a man was being questioned. Police sources said the suspect was wearing traditional Arab dress when he took the sisters to the roof of the building they live in, close to the Burj Dubai development. They were found later by officers. It is not yet known whether the girls, aged four and 12, were harmed during their ordeal, although the man in custody claimed he did not hurt them, police said. The girls told officers that the man who took them spoke with an Egyptian accent, according to a spokesman for Dubai CID.

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