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20 April 2024

Man sets Abu Dhabi police speed camera on fire

By Staff

A young Arab man apparently infuriated by the flashing of the police camera of his speeding vehicle used petrol from his vehicle to set the camera on fire before he was caught by a passing police patrol.

The 20-year-old man denied he set the camera ablaze but an Abu Dhabi court found him guilty and sentenced him to three months in jail.

The charge also included allowing his 12-year-old brother drive his car recklessly and without a driving licence.

At an appeals court on Wednesday, the defence lawyer asked judge to reduce the sentence to one month in prison on the grounds he is young and a university student. The lawyer said he believes one month is sufficient punishment of his client, according to the Arabic language daily Alkhaleej, which said a sentence would be issued on January 15.

Driver accidentally kills 2-year-old nephew in Sharjah
A two-year-old boy was crushed to death under a car driven by his uncle who tried to move it back for parking in Sharjah without noticing the boy was standing behind it.

The Comoros boy was rushed to Al Qassimi hospital but died on the way, the semi official daily Alittihad said.

It said police are investigating the incident and quoted a source as saying the man told them he did not see his nephew when he tried to move his car back to park it near his house in Al Falah area.