Two brothers charged with assault and attempted assault of a police officer will be appearing in a Paphos court on June 7 to enter a plea.
The incident occurred on Wednesday, when officers of the Panayia police station visited the home of a 25-year-old man suspected of setting fire to a field belonging to a 67-year-old man a day earlier.
During a search of the man’s home, the officers found a motorcycle without registration plates.
On questioning the suspect about the bike, he allegedly started shouting and kicked a female officer in the stomach. He fled the scene after snatching a file she was holding.
Meanwhile the man’s brother, aged 20, came out of the same house with his face covered. He came at the officer with a pot of hot liquid which he attempted to throw at her.
The 25-year-old was apprehended by other officers and arrested.
His brother, aged 20, tried to remove the motorbike from the house before he was arrested as well.
The injured officer was taken by ambulance to Paphos General Hospital where she was treated for light injuries and was discharged.