News Local Man remanded on suspicion of sexually assaulting grandaughter

Man remanded on suspicion of sexually assaulting grandaughter

A 60 year old man was remanded in custody by the Nicosia district court on Friday after his 14 year old granddaughter told police that he had raped her when she was 11, philenews reports.

The man was remanded in custody for seven days during a closed door hearing. The suspect, who appeared in court without a lawyer, denies any involvement.

Philenews reports that the girl had gone to the police with her mother to file the complaint. She told police that the incident occurred three years ago, when she was staying with her grandfather for a few days during the holidays.

She said that as she was sleeping, the suspect put his hand over her face and raped her but that she recognised the tattoo on his hand.

.

Top Stories

U.S. secretary of state nominee Blinken says Turkey not acting like an ally

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's choice for secretary of state has accused NATO member Turkey of not acting like an ally and said Washington would...

In farewell address, Trump wishes luck to next administration

U.S. President Donald Trump, in a farewell address released on Tuesday evening, touted his legacy and wished luck to the new administration of President-elect...

Mainly fine but chilly on Wednesday

Mainly fine but chilly on Wednesday with Troodos mountain covered with frost. Winds will be north-westerly to northerly, moderate to strong, 4 to 5 Beaufort,...

164 new cases, one death announced on Tuesday

 The Health Ministry announced the death of one person due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 176,...

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Wednesday

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Wednesday, 20 January 2021:   LIMASSOL Parking place Sklavenitis supermarket, Germasogia 08:30-16:30 Grigoris Afxentiou Square 08:30-16:30 Parking place...

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...