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Man in court over attack on neighbour.

A MAN accused of attacking his neighbour with a hammer during community clashes in Hamad Town appeared before the High Criminal Court yesterday.

The 24-year-old was arrested in connection with fighting between Bahraini and naturalised citizens last year.

His alleged victim is also in custody for allegedly setting fire to the defendant's home during the violence.

Defence lawyer Fatima Al Hawaj asked judges to summon the medical examiner and the Salmaniya Medical Complex radiologist who examined the alleged victim.

She argued that their reports on his alleged memory loss and acute headaches, supposedly as a result of the hammer attack, were not based on proper medical tests.

Ms Al Hawaj also asked the judges to summon the alleged victim from jail, for cross-examination.

Judges agreed to her requests and adjourned the case until November 18.

The defendant, originally from Syria, denies attacking his Bahraini neighbour when he was standing outside his house, knocking him unconscious.

It is alleged that the victim suffered a brain haemorrhage, acute headaches and 20 per cent memory loss as a result of the attack.

The alleged victim's lawyer, Anwar Al Hayaki, told the court his client was seeking compensation.

The defendant allegedly confessed to the incident during questioning, but pleaded not guilty when he appeared in court.

He is also one of six men to appear before the Lower Criminal Court on assault charges relating to the violence.

They were arrested in connection with violence that resulted in the torching of five cars in Hamad Town.

In the dock at the Lower Criminal Court were two other naturalised Bahrainis, also of Syrian origin and three native Bahrainis.

All six have denied assault charges, while the three Bahrainis also denied causing criminal damage by torching their co-defendants' cars.

A judge adjourned that case until October 13 for the submission of the final defence papers.

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Date:Oct 12, 2009
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