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Man ‘tried to run over praying police officer’

Bahrain News
Thu, 07 Dec 2017
By NOOR ZAHRA


A MAN attempted to kill a police officer while he was praying on the side of the road by ploughing his bus into him, it was alleged.

The Bahraini defendant has also been accused of stepping out of the vehicle and attacking a second policeman stationed near Duraz using a knife, according to prosecutors.

The man fled the scene following the attack on May 23 but was arrested later.

He will appear in the High Criminal Court on December 25 in connection with attempted murder and assault.

“The Public Prosecution concluded its investigation in the incident of running over a policeman in Duraz on May 23,” said Terror Crime Prosecution chief advocate general Ahmed Al Hammadi in a statement issued yesterday.

“The defendant, in custody, will stand trial at the High Criminal Court on December 25.

“The incident took place when the officer was in Budaiya near Duraz – the policeman stepped out of the police vehicle to pray.

“The suspect then spotted him and sped his bus towards him, purposely crashing into him from behind with the intent to kill him in the process.

“The policeman suffered injuries as a result of the attack.

“The defendant then assaulted another policeman with a knife before fleeing the scene.”

Mr Al Hammadi said in the statement that the defendant confessed to the charges during questioning at the Public Prosecution.

“Statements from prosecution witnesses and a medical examiner’s report have also been added as evidence against the defendant in addition to his confession,” he added.

noorz@gdn.com.bh

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