Boxer Hassan Saada Released From Custody in Brazil Pending Trial Returns

Rabat – Hassan Saada, the Moroccan boxer charged with having committed sexual assault in the Olympic village of Rio de Janeiro, was able to leave Brazil Friday after Brazilian authorities returned his passport. He arrived in Casablanca on Saturday morning.After rejecting several previous requests, the Brazilian court has allowed boxer Hassan Saada to return to Morocco pending his trial. Saada’s case had been all but forgotten, so much so that his appearance before the Brazilian court  revealed no tangible elements.After 10 months of incarceration followed by house arrest in Rio de Janeiro, the judge of the Federal Court of Rio de Janeiro returned Saada’s passport and authorized him to leave the country and return to Morocco. Initially deprived of his travel document and forced to remain in Brazil, the Moroccan boxer was finally able to return to Morocco.Saada was released without any bond by the Brazilian judge, said Ben Abdennebi, secretary general of the National Olympic Committee of Morocco (CNOM), who expressed, in passing, his surprise at the decision. He added that the Royal Moroccan Boxing Federation (FRMB) had asked the judge to authorize Hassan Saada to participate in the African Boxing Championship by proposing to pay bail and provide a guarantee of appearance.The 22-year-old Moroccan boxer, originally from Casablanca, was arrested on August 5 for sexual assault on two housekeepers in the Olympic Village a few hours before the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Games. He was initially placed in pretrial detention for 15 days before being released pending trial. read more

Moped gang armed with machetes raid jewellers shop

A woman speaking to police on the phone said: “Quickly, they have a knife . Yes, they went inside, they have a knife.”A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said that the first man arrested “has been taken to hospital to be treated for a minor injury”. Moped gang rob jewellery shop on Maida Vale London just now, attacking passing pedestrians. pic.twitter.com/eYY4utYJ0I— moj. (@MojAlHoseine) May 20, 2019 Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Three men were arrested following a daylight burglary at a jewellers in Maida Vale .Dressed in black and riding scooters, the group of men were seen pulling up outside Amir Jewellery in Maida Vale, north London, before smashing their way into the shop.Members of the public desperately chased two of the attackers who were on foot as they brandished foot-long machetes this afternoon. One managed to tackle a man to the floor before police came to arrest him. Two others were detained by armed police at Camden Market two miles away. Footage posted to Twitter of the crime occurring shows men, dressed all in black with black helmets on, targeting Amir Gold Ltd. read more