Cyprus Mail

Two arrested, two officers injured

By Staff Reporter

Two people were arrested in Paphos Thursday evening on suspicion of drugs possession and allegedly injuring two police officers who had to be treated at the hospital.
At around 5pm police were carrying out checks at the Konia roundabout but when they indicated to one vehicle to pull over, the male driver, 36,who was travelling with a passenger, aged 24, instead reversed at speed and took off.

Police said something was thrown from car the as the driver headed back towards Konia where the vehicle was finally stopped by officers.

According to police, the driver began to shout at them, and the officer who tried to open the car door had it shut on his left hand, fracturing his finger.

Another officer was injured by the door being slammed into his leg.

They said the driver resisted arrest but they managed to subdue him. No further drugs were found in the car other than the 36 grammes of cannabis police said they found in the bag thrown earlier from the vehicle.

Searching the home of the 24-year-old later, police said they found a further half gramme of cannabis, and that the 36-year-old had been driving without a licence since December 2012.

The two men were taken to the offices of the anti-drugs squad and the injured policemen were treated at Paphos hospital’s ER. The 36-year-old suspect was also treated for cuts and abrasions.

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