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Misbehaving youths cause grandmother to drop toddler

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After a chase, police in Limassol on Thursday night arrested a man involved in a chain of unfortunate incidents.

During traffic control operations, shortly before 12.30pm, officers noticed three young men driving motorbikes without licence plates in Polemidia.

When police approached the three riders sped off in an attempt to escape, while at the same time a gang of about ten other youths from an adjacent park entered the road and started throwing rocks at the police. As a result, one of the officers was struck on the leg.

Police attempted to catch the attackers who ran off. In his attempt to avoid arrest one 20-year-old entered the yard of a home and jumped from a two-meter-high porch, whereupon he fell to the ground and police were able to immobilise and arrest him.

On the porch, a woman who had been holding her 20-month-old granddaughter was startled by the sight of the fleeing man and dropped the toddler who, fortunately, was not injured.

Police conducted a body search on the 20-year-old and found two nylon packets containing 7.5g of cannabis. The man was arrested and taken into custody for assaulting police officers and possession of illegal drugs.

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