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Suspect held in Dubai hotel manager murder probe

Dubai police hold Syrian man in custody in connection with apartment stabbing.

Suspect held in Dubai hotel manager murder probe
SUSPECT ARRESTED: Dubai police said that they had arrested a Syrian man in connection with the death of a 50 year old British women in the emirate. (Getty Images)

Dubai police said on Wednesday that it had arrested a suspect in connection with the death of a 50 year old British woman found dead in her apartment in the emirate.

Police said Maria Esilan, a training manager at the Four Points Sheraton hotel, Dubai, had been murdered in her apartment last Thursday, after being found with a knife stuck in her left side, news agency WAM reported.

Major General Khamis Al Mazeina, acting Dubai deputy police chief, said the arrest of a Syrian man had been made in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi and Damascus offices of Interpol and the Syrian Ministry of Interior.

Dubai Police launched an investigation on May 27 after Esilan was found dead in her apartment in Mankhool area.

According to Brigadier Khalil Al Mansouri, head of Dubai's CID, the murdered Briton was last seen at her workplace on May 23.

Investigations revealed that the the suspect whom Esilan had befriended also stole her jewellery and passport after a failed attempt to sedate her with a sleeping drug.

Police also arrested three of the main suspect's friends on suspicion of involvement in the murder.

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Haroon 10 years ago

All murders are sensless any where in the world, The recent 12 murders in UK by a Cabi or the 9 activists by Israel in interenational waters.l