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Suspected poacher remanded over game warden attack (Updated) 

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A 43-year-old man arrested in connection with injuring a game warden on Tuesday evening was remanded for four days by the Paphos district court on Wednesday.

The gamekeeper was injured when he attempted to stop four people from poaching in the Paphos forest near Lysos.

According to police, two members of the game fund, after a tip off, tried to stop four quad bikes driven by people who were wearing helmets on a road leading to the forest at around 10pm.

Though they signalled for the vehicles to stop, three of them got away while the fourth hit and damaged the game wardens’ car. The poacher injured one of the game wardens in an ensuing fight.

The gamekeeper managed to pull off the helmet of the driver and recognised him as a 43-year-old man from a village in the area.

An arrest warden was issued against the man who has reportedly been involved in poaching before and he is was detained in the morning.

He is accused of assault, traffic offences, failure to stop at a warden’s request, negligent and reckless actions, dangerous driving, inflicting bodily harm and driving an unregistered vehicle.

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