Mystery surrounds injuries sustained by the Libyan ambassador to Cyprus on Tuesday night but police have had to officially rule out foul play, they said, as he did not want to be examined by a state pathologist or give an official statement about how the injuries were caused, the Cyprus News Agency reported on Wednesday.
The ambassador was taken to hospital on Tuesday night after a call for an ambulance from his residence in Nicosia’s Aglandjia area just after 10pm. Traces of blood were found outside his home on the front porch and the ambassador was injured. He was taken to hospital, treated and later released.
Police said he told them he had tripped and sprained his ankle and then fallen on his way up the front steps to his house. Reports in the Greek-language press on Wednesday said he had been attacked by a group of men but police said this could not be verified and that since the ambassador declined to give an official statement or be examined, they had no choice but to rule out foul play.