London attackers of Emiratis set for July hearing
Four suspects linked to hammer attack to appear in court on July 3
The four people suspected of assaulting three Emirati women with a hammer in a London hotel room earlier this month will appear in court for a plea and case management hearing on July 3, it has been reported.
According to Gulf News, The UK’s Metropolitan Police confirmed that three men charged in connection with an incident at the Cumberland Hotel have been remanded in custody. A woman has also been bailed and is to appear at the same hearing. The four suspects appeared at Southwark Crown Court on Thursday in connection with the attack
As previously reported, the three Emirati sisters were visiting London, along with three children aged between 7-12 years, when they were attacked by an assailant with a hammer.
The incident took place in their room on the seventh floor of the Cumberland Hotel in Marble Arch in the early hours of April 6 when the victims interrupted a burglar who had gained access to their unlocked room.
One of the victims remains in a critical condition, according a statement given by the police to Gulf News, while the other two remain in hospital, although neither is believed to be in a life-threatening condition.
Abu Dhabi Police has sent a delegation to London to assist its British counterparts in the investigation and to provide psychological support to the victims.