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Paphos police seek driver who hit tourist with his car

Paphos police HQ

Police in Paphos were seeking a 28-year-old man after a tourist reported him for allegedly hitting him with his vehicle on Tuesday.

The suspect had been located and taken to Polis police station where he started giving a statement but at some point, he refused to go on and walked out.

Police said a 49-year-old tourist reported the suspect to police at 5pm on Tuesday. The man said the 28-year-old had accosted the tourist’s daughter while in his car and offered to drive her to the village they were staying.

The woman refused and called her father who told the suspect not to harass his daughter.

During the exchange, the suspect allegedly drove off, dragging the tourist for some distance before he ended up on the ground.

The man was taken to Polis hospital where he was treated for road rash to various parts of his body, and other injuries.

Police located the suspect and took him to Polis police station for a statement. But he stopped giving a statement and left the station, police said.

An arrest warrant was issued at 7.30pm on Tuesday and the man is sought by police.

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