News Local Four convicted of beating up Egyptian tycoon in Ayia Napa club

Four convicted of beating up Egyptian tycoon in Ayia Napa club

 

Famagusta District Court on Monday found four men — all employees at an Ayia Napa night club — guilty of assaulting Egyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris and his associate in September 2016.

Sawiris is a major investor in the Ayia Napa marina and was in Cyprus for the laying of the foundation stone.

The court found the four — including the night club director, a bouncer and a waiter — guilty of causing grievous bodily harm to Sawiris and his associate

Another two men arrested with the four were acquitted.

Sawiris had told the court that the row started when one of his associates climbed on to a sofa to dance. He was reprimanded in an aggressive way by a waiter and when Sawiris asked to see the manager to report the incident, the latter hit him. A security guard threw him to the ground and kicked him.  Sawiris said he was hit in the ear, head and chest and when his associate intervened to try to protect him he was also assaulted.

During the fracas, Sawiris lost his mobile phone and shoes while his associate lost a watch valued at 25,000 euro. When they asked for their personal items, they were given back only the mobile and shoes.

Defence lawyers will tomorrow argue in mitigation of the sentence.

Top Stories

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Saturday

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Saturday, 23 January 2021: LIMASSOL Grigoris Afxentiou Square 08:30-16:30 Gafkos Clerides Park, Germasoyia 08:30-16:30 Municipal Hall Ypsonas...

Civil servants’ trade union requests psychological support for health professionals

PASYDY, the civil servants’ trade union requested psychological support for health professionals due to the consequences of COVID-19 on their health. The trade union noted...

Scientific advisory committee to convene on Monday under President Anastasiades

Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, will preside on Monday morning over a meeting of the scientific advisory committee on COVID-19. According to CNA information, during the...

Polish medics depart for Slovakia to help mass testing

A group of 200 Polish medics departed for neighbouring Slovakia on Friday (January 22) to help in a week-long testing campaign in the central...

Highest death toll of COVID-19 patients recorded in December

A total of 24 people diagnosed with COVID-19 died in the second week of 2021, corresponding to 11% of the total death toll since...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...