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Arrest after beach fracas, man injured in Kiti

A 19-year-old man from Kiti in Larnaca was arrested late on Saturday in connection with an alleged assault on a 34-year-old from the same village.

According to police on Saturday at around 6.30pm they received a call about a fracas at Kareta beach involving a group of men. When they got to the scene however, there was no one there.

Making enquiries they found out that the person who was attacked had gone to the accident and emergency department at Larnaca General Hospital.

At around 8.30pm, a Greek Cypriot, 34, went to Kiti police station, and said he was the man who was attacked.
He said he and his brother, with their families, had gone with two cars, the beach earlier in the day and around 6.30pm while they were getting into their cars, another vehicle with a man and a woman inside passed in front of them.

According to the complainant, the young man, for unknown reasons, stopped his vehicle and pulled out a wooden bat attacking the 34-year-old and beating him on the head and body.

The older man managed to wrestle the bat from the 19-year-old but a group of eight to ten youths began joining in and beating the 34-year-old as well with their fists.

At that point, the brother of the complainant and his wife jumped and managed to stop the beating and the gang disappeared.
The 34-year-old suffered bruises and abrasions on various parts of his body.

An arrest warrant was issued for the younger Greek Cypriot, also from Kiti and he was detained late on Saturday.
He was expected to be charged and released, CNA said.

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