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15 July 2024

'Big' man who tried to rape Briton near police academy, nabbed

By Staff

A big Afghan man stalking a British woman doing night exercise in the open air waited for her to reach a deserted area behind a police academy, grabbed her, covered her mouth with his hand and tried to rape her.

The woman, a visitor to Dubai, struggled hard but found that the man was too strong. She tried to scream but could not and the man begged her to stop struggling. Realising her attempts were futile, she decided to trick him.

He had already stripped her shoes and pants off in Sufouh area just behind the police academy when she pretended that she wanted to have sex with him. Once he eased his grip on her, she pushed him and fled.

After seeing passersby and telling them about the incident, they phoned the police. Two weeks later, the man was in the police grip.

“The man said he was seduced by the way the woman was dressed,” Dubai police commander Lt General Dahi Khalfan Tamim said.

“Despite the scant information about that man, police units managed to identify him, locate his whereabouts and get him.”

According to Brigadier Khalil Al Mansoori, Director of the Dubai Criminal Investigation Department, the Afghan works at a private firm and is apparently suffering from psychological problems.

“Perhaps this was the reason that made him try to rape the woman… he confessed that he was tempted by her sports wear,” he said, quoted by the Arabic language daily Emarat Alyoum.