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Man attacks police officers during arrest

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A 26-year-old assaulted a police officer during his arrest, Paphos police said on Monday referring to a man arrested for illegal possession of drugs.

According to the police, members of the Paphos Crime Prevention Unit went to the man’s home at around 6pm on Sunday evening as an arrest warrant was pending against him.

During his arrest the man insulted members of the police arresting him, resisted arrest, and subsequently bit one of the officers on the forearm, tearing his jacket off in the process, and going on to beat a second policeman.

During his transfer, he continued to assault police by spitting on one of the two police officers.

A physical search of the accused found that he was in possession of a handmade half-smoked cigarette containing a quantity of manufactured tobacco mixed with cannabis and he was re-arrested.

The 26-year-old was charged in writing for the drug offences and was released to be summoned later while continuing to be detained for the offences against the police officers.

The police involved in the incident were taken to the Paphos General Hospital A&E to receive treatment for their injuries and released.

 

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