Three youth held over armed fighting

DUBAI - Undercover officers of the Dubai Police have arrested three young nationals who allegedly stabbed two compatriot youth with knife and swords following a dispute.


Amira Agarib

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Published: Wed 20 Jul 2011, 12:27 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 5:57 AM

While the two Emirati victims suffered serious injuries, two of the alleged assailants sustained moderate injuries in the incident that happened on Saturday.

Brigadier Khalil Ibrahim Al Mansuori, Director of the General Department of Criminal Investigation, told Khaleej Times on Sunday that the youth are aged between 21 and 24 years.

The police received information that some Emirati youth were engaged in a fight in Muhaisnah area. A patrol team of Al Qusais police station rushed to the scene and learnt that the three alleged suspects, who had a dispute with other two, stopped the latter on the road and abused them verbally. They also allegedly attacked the duo with knives and swords. The police seized four swords and a knife. All four injured were rushed to Rashid Hospital, while the uninjured suspect was detained. Brig Al Mansouri called on the parents to monitor their children during summer. The Dubai Police are preparing a law to ban purchase and carrying of swords and knives, he said. Earlier, the police had conducted a study in this regard after a number of complaints were received about youth carrying arms and getting involved in fights.

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