Two more Emiratis attacked in London
London, April 23, 2014
In a second attack on Emiratis in London, a couple were targeted in their London apartment by masked robbers early Tuesday, a report in The National said.
A seven-member gang broke down the door of their flat at about 1.30 am, armed with guns, knives and hammers, the report quoted Ministry of Foreign Affairs as saying.
The robbers threatened the family and took their money, jewellery and credit cards, it said. The gang fled when they heard sirens.
Abdulrahman Ghanim Al Mutaiwi, the UAE Ambassador to the UK, said neighbours alerted police who immediately launched an investigation.
The couple are fine and have been shifted to another location in London, the report said.
On April 7, three Emirati sisters were attacked in their London hotel room by a man with a hammer.
In the incident, Khulood Al Najjar, 36, lost her left eye and has only 5 per cent brain function. Her sister, Ohoud, 34, suffered two skull fractures, a broken left arm and a fractured cheekbone, the report said.
The third victim, Fatima, 31, has a fractured skull and a ruptured left eardrum, it said