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Police beaten by covid party goers in Akamas, four arrested (UPDATE 2)

 

Two police officers are being treated at the Paphos General Hospital, after suffering injuries following an attack last night by a number of people attending a party in the Akamas community of Inia, in violation of the pandemic restrictions.

The officers, along with a fire service member and a National Guard officer arrived at the scene to investigate, following a tip off. They informed around 20 to 25 people that were attending that they were violating protocols and had to leave.

The police patrol returned half an hour later, following reports that the party was continuing. They were met with eight people, who verbally abused, attacked, punched them and tore their uniforms.

The two officers and a member of the fire service suffered serious injuries and were rushed to the Paphos General.

One of them had a shoulder fracture and the other, suffered serious blows to his face and torso. They were treated for their injuries and discharged.

Based on the testimony of the injured police officers, other witnesses and evidence at the scene, four people were arrested, three men aged 27, 26 and 25 years old and a 47 year old woman, with more expected, as people are being identified.

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