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Fight over washroom use lands 4 Dubai hotel guests in court

Fight over washroom use lands 4 Dubai hotel guests in court

Dubai - The ambulance and the police then arrived and took the men into custody.



by

Marie Nammour

Published: Tue 24 Sep 2019, 7:00 PM

Last updated: Tue 24 Sep 2019, 9:33 PM

Four hotel guests were charged with physical assault at the Dubai Court of First Instance on Tuesday after being involved in a fight over washroom use.
Public prosecution records show that two Somalis and a Sudanese, aged 23 to 28, repeatedly punched a British businessman in the face on March 29, leaving him with a permanent injury.
They pleaded not guilty in court.
The businessman, a 38-year-old, is also accused of assaulting them.
He told the investigator that the incident took place around midnight at a five-star hotel.
"I wanted to use the washroom. When I got there, I asked one of the defendants to step away because the space is narrow. Then, I was suddenly punched in the face. I passed out for a while," the businessman said.
"As I tried to walk out of the washroom, the three defendants blocked my way. They kept punching me in the face. I bled profusely from my nose. I ran to the reception to seek help."
The ambulance and the police then arrived and took the three men into custody.
"Later, I found out that I lost a tooth and my nose was broken," he recalled.
The forensic report showed that the businessman was left with a nose fracture and deviation. He has been having breathing difficulties ever since.
During the investigation, all the men confessed that they assaulted each other
They have also been charged with consuming alcohol without a permit. The case was registered at Al Barsha police station.
The trial has been postponed to October 8.
mary@khaleejtimes.com
 


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