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Dubai Police solve six-month hit-and-run mystery

The suspect allegedly asked his son to stage another accident to contaminate the crime scene and confused investigators

Dubai Police solve six-month hit-and-run mystery
According to Dubai Police, the only evidence at the scene of the incident was the victim’s shoes and a broken piece of a Toyota logo. (image for illustrative purposes).

Dubai Police have solved a hit-and-run incident six months after it took place despite an absence of evidence and witnesses, officials announced on Saturday.

The incident, which took place in Al Quoz industrial area, led to a man being seriously injured and in a coma for three months.

“He (the victim) couldn’t see the car and there were no witnesses and no cameras in the area,” Bur Dubai Police Station director Brigadier Abdullah Khadim was quoted as saying by Gulf News. “An officer at the police station chased the case for six months until he identified the driver and arrested him.”

According to Dubai Police, the only evidence at the scene of the incident was the victim’s shoes and a broken piece of a Toyota logo.

Additionally, the suspect is suspected to have asked his son to fabricate another accident at the scene in a bid to contaminate the crime scene and help him escape from the country.

Police, however, did not specify how the suspect’s car was finally identified.

A total of 88 people were killed and 922 injured in the first half of 2018.

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