News Local Woman held after Coral Bay hit-and-run released without charge

Woman held after Coral Bay hit-and-run released without charge

A 23 year old woman remanded in police custody following Sunday’s hit-and-run near Coral Bay that led to the death of a Briton and the injury of another was released without charge on Thursday.

The woman, who is Greek, was in the car driven by a 35 year old man who remains in police custody as police probe premeditated murder and attempted murder. He is suspected of having driven deliberately into the two Britons because they intervened when he assaulted the woman at a bar.

The woman was released after a police investigation determined that there was no evidence linking her to the actions of her companion. She is likely to be called as a witness for the prosecution.

Eye witnesses told police that she had exited the car after the incident screaming “you killed them, I do not want to go to jail.” Fishermen who rescued her after her companion drove their car into the water at Ayios Georgios told police she was in a state of shock. They said the 35 year old had gone to shore without trying to help her.

Police are continuing their investigation with dozens of statements taken from the bar, the scene of the hit-and-run and the port. Closed circuit TV footage from the area is also being examined.

The police had earlier been criticised for arresting the woman. Critics said she was a victim of family violence and should be released immediately.

Read more

https://in-cyprus.com/news/local/police-defends-arrest-of-woman-in-coral-bay-hit-and-run/

Top Stories

Cyprus extends support to Armenia as FM calls counterpart

  Cyprus has expressed its deep concern over the escalating situation in Nagorno Karabakh over the past 48 hours and condemned 'the Azeri violation of...

International concern over Karabakh, as energy corridor is threatened (latest)

  Clashes erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the volatile Nagorno-Karabakh region, reigniting concern about instability in the South Caucasus, a corridor for pipelines transporting...

38 tomorrow, close to 40 Tuesday and a drop on Wednesday

  The warm air current affecting the island will take temperatures a touch under August levels over the next 48 hours, with 38 tomorrow and...

War fears in Karabakh as Armenia and Azerbaijan clash with civilian casualties

  Armenia declared martial law and mobilised its male population after clashes with Azerbaijan over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region in which sources on both sides...

Government requests almost 3 million for additional Covid testing and contact tracing

  The Health ministry is seeking 2.9 million euro in additional funds to cover Covid-19 testing and subsequent contact tracing, urgently needed as virus infections...

Taste

Sheftalies

Sheftalies, a very tasty dish from the charcoal grill, are minced meat shaped into small sausages and wrapped in “panna” (suet). Panna is a...

Spicy grilled soutzoukakia

Place all ingredients for soutzoukakia in a bowl and mix well, preferably using a food processor, until well combined. Using the mixture, form cigar-shaped...

Souvlakia

Pork souvlaki: Put the meat and all the other ingredients in a bowl (not metal) and mix well. Cover the bowl and keep in...

Pastelli (Carob Toffee)

The nutritional sweet of Pastelli is made with the syrup of carob pods, produced by boiling their pulp until it forms a thick, sticky...