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Man remanded over Limassol fan clashes

Limassol court

A 48-year-old man was remanded in custody for four days on Wednesday on suspicion of taking part in fan clashes last week in Limassol.

The suspect was detained on Tuesday. A 36-year-old man is also held for the same case while police have charged and released a 20-year-old.

The clashes were between supporters of Limassol sides Apollon and AEL, the latter was playing away in Azerbaijan on Thursday.

They kicked off at around 7pm when a number of individuals, who had gathered in the Ayios Antonios area where the Apollon clubhouse is located, started throwing stones at passing cars driven by fans of AEL, damaging two vehicles.

Two hours later, while the crowd was still assembled in Ayios Antonios, a large group of people wearing helmets and ski masks, arrived in the area prompting an exchange of stones and flares.

The clashes subsided half an hour later leaving behind an area resembling a warzone and a car that was destroyed by fire.

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