Cyprus Mail

Foul play ruled out in injury to Russian tourist

Police on Monday ruled out any criminal activity in the injury of a Russian tourist found unconscious in his hotel room in Kato Paphos over the weekend.

On Saturday, the 57-year-old man was found unconscious on the floor by a hotel employee. Taken to Paphos general hospital, the severity of the situation meant he was transferred to Nicosia general hospital for surgery.

Officers were investigating a witness who claimed a man had been seen leaving the Russian tourist’s room through the window and were assessing whether he fell and hit his head or was attacked.

Following an examination by a forensic pathologist, police said they ruled out any criminal activity, saying it appeared the tourist had been drinking and had fallen. They also ruled out the scenario of someone being in his room.

The 57-year-old had arrived in Cyprus on January 1 on holiday and was due to leave on January 16.

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