British lawyer twins face jail time in Dubai for allegedly assaulting policewoman while drunk
The twins, who are from London, were said to have been 'behaving outrageously' and allegedly cursed the policewoman and Arab women in general
British twin sisters, both 37, are facing almost three years behind bars in Dubai after cops said that they were "behaving outrageously" shortly before they "drunkenly assaulted a policewoman". Alena and Sasha Parker, both lawyers, allegedly cursed Arab women in the incident which took place in the Al Barsha district on August 4, 2017.
The pair from London appeared at a Dubai Misdemeanours Court on April 23. The two of them then pleaded not guilty to insulting, resisting arrest by and assaulting a policewoman.
The Sun reported that if the twins are found to be guilty, they could potentially face three years in a Dubai prison for their alleged "roguish behaviour". The report that was filed by the police said: "Two intoxicated British [legal] advocates were behaving outrageously".
Both the Parkers work at one of Dubai's top legal firms, Al Safar & Partners. According to the Daily Mail, the firm has denied all of the accusations on behalf of the twins.
Police records have said that Alena had an injured hand and was undergoing treatment in an ambulance by the paramedics who arrived. Sasha was, in the meantime, shouting outside.
The twins then allegedly refused to cooperate with the male police officer so he asked a female colleague of his to watch them while he got the handcuffs.
The female police officer told the prosecutors that the women then attacked her and that she "doesn't know why".
She said: "They assaulted me and pushed me down on the floor. I fell down and injured my head and elbow."
The female officer then alleged that the twins cursed her and Arab women in general. She also said that one of the twins scratched her with their nails.
The judge heard evidence from three policemen and one lieutenant. The twins were then bailed out till a full hearing takes place in the court.
Alena's resumé shows that she studied at the University of Westminster between the years of 2002 and 2007 before she moved to Dubai where she started working as a legal advisor at Al Safar & Partners in the same year.
Her twin, Sasha, posts posts pictures and videos of her lavish lifestyle on social media on a regular basis.