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London attack: 3 Emirati sisters to return home

Police showing old Philip Spence entering the lobby of the Cumberland Hotel in London. (AP)

By Wam & Staff

As per the directives of General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, a medical plane will bring home the three Emirati sisters, who were injured in a hammer attack in their London hotel room.

The UAE Embassy in London said the three sisters have been under treatment for 10 months.

The Embassy added that the Southwark Court has sentenced Philip Spence, who had attacked the three Emirati sisters, to an additional nine years in prison, bringing to 27 years the total period he will stay behind bars.

The sisters, Ohoud (34), Kholoud (38) and Fatima (32), were assaulted early April, by Phillip Spence with an iron hammer inside their room in a hotel in London.

According to the forensic report, presented during the trial, the attack on Ohoud caused a hole in the head and she lost 95 per cent of her brain functions, as well as the loss of her left eye.

Fatima suffered three injuries to the brain as a result of the brutal attack, in addition to a nose injury.

The elder sister, Kholoud, had her eye socket and jaws broken, with damaged facial nerves, in addition to a broken left arm which she used to defend herself.