Eleven foreign employees of the company building the new Ayia Napa marina reported early Friday having been attacked by bouncers in one of the popular resort’s clubs.
Police say the group went to Famagusta CID at around 5am where they made a complaint saying they were attacked by the security staff at the club around an hour earlier.
Early reports point to the cause of the fracas being a misunderstanding fuelled by alcohol, with both sides blaming the other.
Around 30 foreign employees from the company were in the club when, for reasons still being investigated, the altercation which resulted in injuries to around ten people from both sides, took place.
The dozen or so injured from both sides were taken to both a public and private hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries, including cuts and bruises to various parts of their bodies, before being released.
Police say complaints were made by both the patrons and the club’s security men with the visitors saying they were beaten with batons and bottles, and blasted with pepper spray.
Three people reported that a mobile phone, a watch and jacket containing money were stolen.
Statements were taken from all those involved, with sources close to the investigation saying the time the brouhaha took place and the amount of alcohol consumed indicated that a misunderstanding had led to the incident.