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UAE woman 'brain-damaged' after London hotel attack

Published on Apr 12, 2014 9:44 PM

LONDON (AFP) - An Emirati woman attacked in her London hotel in a suspected burglary last weekend lost an eye and has been left with only 5 per cent of her brain function, police said on Saturday.

The woman and her two sisters, all from the United Arab Emirates, were brutally attacked with a hammer in their room at the four-star Cumberland Hotel in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A British man appeared in court on Saturday accused of three counts of attempted murder and one of aggravated burglary, while three others have also been charged with handling stolen goods.

Outside court, police gave an update on the victims, who are all in their 30s and were in London for a shopping trip.

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