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London police arrest Nawaz Sharif's grandsons over brawl

Press Trust of India  |  London 

In more bad for embattled Sharif, British authorities have arrested two of the former prime minister's grandsons here over a scuffle with anti-Sharif protesters, according to a

The verbal argument between the Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) opponents and Junaid Safdar, the son of party supremo Sharif's daughter, Maryam Nawaz, alongside Hussain Nawaz's son Zakariya, quickly turned into a physical brawl moments before the arrived to break up the fight, Geo reported.

The brawl broke out near the Avenfield House, where the owns four apartments.

A Pakistani anti-corruption court had sentenced 68-year-old Sharif to 10 years in jail for corrupt practices linked to his family's purchase of four posh flats in Avenfield, in a major blow to his PML-N party ahead of on July 25.

The report, quoting authorities said, was arrested for allegedly punching a young man and confirmed that had also been arrested.

Maryam Nawaz's son claimed that the protesters, who have been camping outside the Avenfield House, had spit on him and tried to attack him and threw an umbrella as well.

Later, in a tweet, his mother said the PTI workers stationed outside flat shouted expletive every time they saw Junaid.

"Anyone would have reacted," she added.

The injured man from was moved to the hospital, police said.

Over the past few days, protesters have camped outside the Avenfield House and engaged in a slogan-based face-off with the PML-N supporters.

A trolley was also hurled at the door to the Sharifs' apartment earlier this week.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 15:45 IST