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Remanded special constables charged and released

Paphos Police HQ

Two Paphos special constables have been released from custody after being charged with various offences on social media that involved threats against the city’s police chief.

The pair, both aged 41, had been remanded but the detention order expired, after which police had secured enough testimony to warrant charges. They will appear in court at a later date.

One faces charges of violating the official secrets act and conspiracy to committee a misdemeanour. The second is facing charges of threatening violence, written threats, corruption, and abuse of power among others.

The alleged offences in both cases were committed between April 2019 and August 2021.
Initially, the Police had arrested a 55-year-old man at Larnaca airport, against whom warrants were pending for sending threatening text messages to the Paphos chief He then implicated the other two as his accomplices.

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