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Woman assaults Dubai policeman over nightclub bill, jailed


DUBAI – A 45-year-old Moroccan woman has been sentenced to six months in jail for assaulting Dubai policeman and tearing his uniform over an unpaid nightclub bill.

The woman was drunk during the incident at a Bur Dubai nightclub in October and was wrecking furniture in the property, a Filipina security guard testified.

The Moroccan woman was sentenced in absentia on Sunday, with the court also ordering her deportation after she serves her jail term.

On the night of the incident in October, a policeman dispatched to the scene said that the inebriated woman attacked him and insulted him after he asked her to pay her bill.

“Hotel staff informed the police that she had been acting unruly and wrecking the place because she did not want to pay her bill. She had also refused to pay another bill at a restaurant in the same hotel, despite being granted a discount to avoid her shameful behaviour,” the policeman testified.

“I tried to calm her down and spoke to her in a friendly manner to avoid creating a scene. She turned more rowdy… when she insulted me and tore my uniform, I called for backup. We handcuffed her and put her in the police car,” he said.

The woman did not show up for the hearing on Sunday and was sentenced in absentia. DAJ/Expat Media


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