Cyprus Mail

Overnight campaign against Easter bonfires in Limassol

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Police arrested several teenagers in the Limassol district between 8pm on Thursday and 4am on Friday during an operation to prevent youths from loitering and lighting fires before Easter.

A 17-year-old was arrested for loitering at Ayia Paraskevi church in Episkopi.

In the Mesa Yeitonia neighbourhood, where officers went after receiving information about a fire, a number of youngsters threw stones at them, damaging a police vehicle.

Three of them, all aged 17, were arrested for loitering and lighting a fire without permission.

A number of cars were also inspected during the operation. In one of them, parked at Apostolou Loukas church in Kolossi, members of the police force found 0.6 grammes of cannabis and arrested the driver.

A second car parked in the same area was checked and the three people in the vehicle were taken to a police station for questioning. They were later released as no evidence was found that they had committed an offence.

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