British Police arrest suspects in connection with attack on three Emirati women

WAM LONDON, 11th April, 2014 (WAM)–British Officers investigating an attack on three Emirati women at the Cumberland Hotel, W1 on 6 April arrested four people at addresses in Islington, North London on Tuesday 8 April.

A fifth person was arrested in Islington, North London on Thursday 10 April.

The four men were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The woman was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods. All five remain in custody at north London police stations. Warrants of further detention were obtained.

Three women were injured during the incident at the hotel. One victim remains in a critical condition. The other two Victims remain in hospital, but neither is believed to be life-threatening.

The Metropolitan Police’s assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said, “This was an awful attack on three women in their London hotel. An investigation, led by detectives from the Metropolitan Police Service Homicide and Major Crime Command, was launched immediately after the incident. The operation has been assisted by our policing counterparts in Abu Dhabi – this excellent co-operation is ongoing.” “The police investigation is making real progress. Five people remain in police custody and my officers are working hard to bring to justice those responsible for this attack,” he added.

Rowley noted that the investigation is underway, “thanks to cooperation from our Abu Dhabi Police counterparts.” Emirates News Agency (WAM) has learnt that Abu Dhabi Police sent investigators and social support employees to London immediately after the attack.

WAM/Majok