Detainee twists Dubai cop's arm during escape bid

Detainee twists Dubai cops arm during escape bid

Dubai - He damaged the false ceiling in the detention room of the police station. The damage is estimated at Dh200.



by

Marie Nammour

Published: Mon 3 Sep 2018, 3:05 PM

Last updated: Mon 3 Sep 2018, 8:26 PM

A detainee has been charged at a Dubai court after he assaulted a police officer while trying to escape detention. The Court of First Instance heard the 27-year-old Egyptian man, an engineer, twisted the police corporal's arm as the latter tried to stop him from escaping the detention of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Al Muraqqabat on May 31.
The engineer faced charges of assaulting an on-duty police officer and damage to public property. He damaged the false ceiling in the detention room of the police station. The damage is estimated at Dh200.
The police corporal said he began his shift at 5.30am. "The defendant was then in detention for his involvement in several theft complaints. About half an hour later, I went out of the office to get some papers from another room.
"As I was about to go back to my office, I heard some sound. I entered and found the accused had climbed over the metallic barrier and jumped down. As he walked to the other room, I tried to block his way but he then twisted my arm."
The officer recounted how the accused pushed him violently to the wall, causing him to fall down.
The officer chased the defendant as the latter tried to find an exit. "He resisted again as other policemen and I handcuffed him, but we brought him under control," the corporal told the prosecutor.
The detainee caused damage to the false ceiling when he forced his way out of the cell, using the small space between the ceiling and the barrier.
A forensic report showed the assault left the officer with pain in the arm and wrist.
The accused admitted during investigation that he tried to escape from where he was detained.
A ruling will be pronounced on September 20.
mary@khaleejtimes.com


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