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Larnaca seafront the scene of New Year’s Eve violent scuffles

Phinikoudes in Larnaca

Violence that broke out in Larnaca in the early hours of Sunday left a 26-year-old man with two of his fingers amputated and multiple fractures to the skull, while a 29-year-old also suffered head injuries, according to

The report stated that the injuries were sustained during a fight between a group of foreign nationals shortly after the advent of the new year along Larnaca’s seafront promenade, Phinikoudes.

“According to the police, at dawn information was received about two injured people at the Larnaca general hospital, who were allegedly involved in the incidents in Phinikoudes. They are a 29-year-old man who suffered head injuries, as well as fractures and arm injuries, and a 26-year-old man who suffered multiple skull injuries, head injuries and complete amputation of the last phalanx of two fingers,” the report said.

So far, the cause of the amputation remains unknown. However, according to the police, the 26-year-old was arrested for the offence of illegal stay in the Republic of Cyprus, stated.

In videos circulating on social media, it appears that several people holding objects resembling blocks of wood and crowbars started fighting, with the cause remaining unknown.

The police were informed about the incidents and rushed to the scene, but at the sight of the patrol cars, those involved fled.

Larnaca police continue to investigate the matter.

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