Cyprus Mail

Road rage attack leads to arrest in Paphos

Paphos police arrested a 40-year-old man on Monday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm to a 22-year-old woman.

Police said the young woman was driving in the Mandria-Paphos road with a passenger at around midnight on Sunday, when the vehicle behind started to harass them on the road, approaching them in a dangerous manner. The woman increased speed, hoping to avoid an accident, police said

She told police that near the Yeroskipou roundabout, however, the other driver pulled in in front of her causing her to brake suddenly.

He then allegedly violently opened his car door, got out and started yelling and swearing, demanding she hand over her driving licence. According to police, he then grabbed the keys out of her vehicle and threw them on the ground and began to physically attack her before fleeing.

After calling for help, the woman was taken to the emergency department at Paphos general hospital where doctors confirmed she had sustained injuries to various parts of her body. She was kept in for observation.

The suspect was arrested early on Monday.

Related posts

Coronavirus: One new case in the north

Evie Andreou

Coronavirus: Civil engineers call for all construction sites to close

George Psyllides

Coronavirus: Police can’t enter homes without a warrant but they can get one in 30 minutes

Nick Theodoulou

Cabinet approves measures to protect Mediterranean seal in Cyprus

Jonathan Shkurko

Coronavirus: Anastasiades ‘would rather be judged for strict measures’ than mourn victims

Gina Agapiou

Coronavirus: Public ‘should not be concerned’ about release of non-violent inmates

Nick Theodoulou