VIC­TIM DE­SCRIBES SWORD AT­TACK

Sword vic­tim de­scribes sav­age street at­tack in Dubai sub­urb

7 Days in Dubai - - FRONT PAGE - By Ali Al Shouk @al­ishouk ali.shouk@7days.ae

A young man has de­scribed the mo­ment he and his brother were bru­tally hacked at by a gang of men dur­ing a street at­tack in a Dubai sub­urb.

Ha­mad, 20, and his sib­ling were set upon by seven men in the early hours of Sun­day morn­ing.

They were out­side their home in Al Warqa at 3am and pre­par­ing to pick up a friend from the air­port when the at­tack took place.

Dubai Po­lice have iden­ti­fied some of the sus­pects and are con­fi­dent of ar­rests.

Speak­ing to 7DAYS from his hospi­tal bed, Ha­mad, who asked his full name not be printed, said he did not know his at­tack­ers.

His brother, who he asked not to be named, was more se­ri­ously wounded. Two friends they were with es­caped un­harmed.

Ha­mad said: “I was with two friends and my brother out­side our house plan­ning to go and meet a friend when two cars parked near us and seven peo­ple got out. They at­tacked us with swords and knuck­le­dusters. We don’t know why they at­tacked us.

“We tried to speak with them but they didn’t lis­ten. They cut my brother’s lips with a sharp tool and broke his jaw. “They hit him on his back, which caused se­vere pain, now he can’t sit prop­erly.

“They broke my shoul­der af­ter a sword hit and kept punch­ing and kick­ing us. My two friends man­aged to es­cape.”

An of­fi­cer at Rashidiya Po­lice Sta­tion said: “We man­aged to iden­tify them. Some of them have crim­i­nal records for at­tacks and it’s just a mat­ter of time be­fore we ar­rest them.”

Ha­mad’s mother, who also asked not to be named, told 7DAYS: “The peo­ple who at­tacked my sons were ag­gres­sive. I hope they are ar­rested and face jus­tice.”

IN­JURIES: Ha­mad was punched in the face with brass knuck­les and his shoul­der was bro­ken due to the force of a sword blow

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