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Asylum seeker resisting arrest injures three

Police arrested an asylum seeker at the Kofinou reception centre on Wednesday evening after he injured three people.

While police officers were at the reception centre to hand out court orders a cleaner employed there approached and said a 32-year-old man had attacked her, grabbing her hand violently in an attempt to get her to open the kitchen door, which was locked, to get food.

When an interpreter who was present at the office asked the man some questions he started to shout that he was hungry, used swear words and pushed a police officer.

He tried without success to resist arrest and in the process injured two officers. On the way to the police station he thrashed about in the police car, causing damage to the vehicle.

The woman and the two injured police officers were transferred to the first aid department of Larnaca general hospital where they were examined.

They had only minor injuries and were released.



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