Man punches, tries to choke cop at Dubai police station

Man punches, tries to choke cop at Dubai police station

Dubai - Officers found the accused sitting on the floor when they broke into the room.



By Sherouk Zakaria

Published: Mon 31 Dec 2018, 3:30 PM

Last updated: Mon 31 Dec 2018, 5:37 PM

A Russian man denied in court punching, insulting and trying to choke a cop at a Dubai police station. The 28-year-old was brought to the Jebel Ali police station in October for consuming alcohol.
According to police officers' testimonials, the man was drunk when he was brought to the station with bruises on his face and eyes, caused by a physical fight he had earlier. The accused then assaulted and insulted a 39-year-old officer before attacking him.
A 55-year-old policeman told prosecutors the defendant tried to enter a Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) station in Jebel Ali. He had a fight with some employees after they refused to let him in.
On reaching the police station, he refused to surrender his belongings. "He started singing when he was in the waiting room and refused to abide by any instructions. He soon walked through the station's corridors before going into an interrogation room and locking the door," the policeman said.
Officers found the accused sitting on the floor when they broke into the room.
The policeman who was assaulted testified to prosecutors that the accused stood up and shoved him. "He then spat on me and insulted me, before punching me in the face and chest."
The accused then tried to choke the officer before another officer intervened and dragged him away.
sherouk@khaleejtimes.com


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