VICTIM DESCRIBES SWORD ATTACK
Sword victim describes savage street attack in Dubai suburb
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