Seven youths held for fighting with swords

SHARJAH - The Sharjah Police have nabbed five Emirati and two Sudanese men who were allegedly involved in an armed group clash using sharp weapons like swords in a playing area of Al Shaab Sports Club in Al Hazana area recently.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Fri 25 Nov 2011, 12:34 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 10:39 AM

The police operations room received a call reporting fierce fighting between two groups of youth at the club and that swords and other sharp tools were being used. As the Anjad patrols reached near the club, a number of young men were seen running after each other holding swords and sticks.

“Two men suffered sword injuries, though they were not serious. The police immediately intervened to end the fight. The two injured were taken to a hospital while the remaining men were taken to the police station for further investigation,” an officer said on Wednesday.

“During interrogation, we learnt from the suspects that a fight erupted during a football match held in the sandy area,” he said. Two Emirati brothers, aged 24 and 21, assaulted another Emirati player, aged 33. The friends of the trio intervened and tried to calm them down. Two hours later, one of the brothers called the player who they had assaulted and asked him to meet up at the club and solve the issue amicably. When the latter reached the club, the two brothers and some others were waiting, holding swords and sticks.

In all, seven youths from both sides were detained. They have been referred to the Public Prosecution.

The police have time and again warned young men against using sharp tools to end arguments and fights.

“There should be other options used to solve problems rather than killing and hitting each other. Stiff penalties will be imposed on youngsters seen holding sharp weapons. The parents must closely monitor their children and ensure that are not carrying sharp weapons that can jeopardise the safety of people,” the officer said.

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