Pilot stabbed at his Dubai home thanks police for their help

Irish Emirates pilot thanked Dubai Police for their efforts in catching the culprits.
Richard Mark Barber visits Maj Gen Khamis Al Mazeena, Dubai Police chief, to thank police for their efforts and the care he received after he was stabbed by a burglar at his home. Courtesy Dubai Police Department
Richard Mark Barber visits Maj Gen Khamis Al Mazeena, Dubai Police chief, to thank police for their efforts and the care he received after he was stabbed by a burglar at his home. Courtesy Dubai Police Department

DUBAI // An Irish Emirates pilot has thanked the police for their help when he was stabbed by a burglar at his home.

Richard Mark Barber, who has flown with Emirates for 16 years, said he and his family heard noises from his kitchen downstairs at about 3.30am so he went to investigate.

He spotted the burglar and chased him out to where his accomplice was. The accomplice fled but the pilot grabbed the burglar, at which point the latter pulled out a knife and stabbed the pilot several times before fleeing.

The pilot’s family called police and a CID team arrived at the scene to gather information.

The pair were identified despite little information about the getaway car or its plate number.

Maj Gen Khamis Al Mazeena, Dubai Police chief, said Mr Barber visited him to thank police for their efforts and the care he received after the incident.

The burglars admitted their crime and a report has been sent to prosecutors for the pair to be charged.

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Published: January 14, 2016 04:00 AM

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