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Worker jailed for attacking policeman with brick

Defendant assaulted policeman who was removing massage parlour cards posted on car windshields

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Dubai — A construction worker has been jailed for three months for striking a policeman with a brick and bruising his head when the latter was removing cards advertising massage parlours posted on car windshields.

As part of a Dubai Police campaign to restrain putting cards advertising massage parlours on car windshields, several policemen had been involved in a clean-up drive in the Russian Cluster at Dubai International City.

When a policeman removed several cards placed on a car windshield, the 26-year-old Nigerian worker attacked him on his head with a brick.

The policeman fell down and was injured. Meanwhile, his partners managed to restrain and arrest the Nigerian defendant.

On Monday, the Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the 26-year-old defendant of resisting police arrest ferociously and assaulting the policeman.

Presiding judge Urfan Omar said the accused, who had pleaded not guilty, will be deported following the completion of his jail term.

The assaulted policeman testified to prosecutors: “We were directed by our superiors to remove and collect cards posted on windshields since it has become a growing menace. When I removed a number of cards, the defendant came towards me. While I continued removing the cards, he took me by surprise and pounded my head with a brick. My partner rushed to my rescue. I was taken to hospital for treatment.”

A police sergeant confirmed the victim’s statement.

The defendant admitted to prosecutors that he had attacked the policeman with a brick.

The primary ruling remains subject to appeal within 15 days.