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Michael Polak ‘assisting’ British tourist in Ayia Napa rape case (Updated)

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‘Justice abroad’ director Michael Polak has announced that he is going to represent the 20-year-old British tourist who reported she was gang raped at her Ayia Napa hotel.

Polak previously represented British pensioner David Hunter, who killed his terminally ill wife in Paphos, and the 19-year-old British tourist who alleged gang rape by 12 Israeli nationals in 2019. They were initially arrested but were released and the victim became the suspect, after she was charged with public mischief and found guilty of lying in a case that caused embarrassment to Cyprus.

Earlier, it was revealed that the latest victim had “bruises and abrasions” consistent with an attack, according to British media.

An “exclusive” report by British newspaper the Daily Mail claims there are “grip marks” on her body, and says the victim was “forcefully dragged” to a room at the hotel.

Police are expected to examine CCTV footage from the hotel, while “genetic material” from the bedsheets and clothing will also be studied by forensic teams.

Five Israeli nationals were arrested and remanded in custody for eight days in connection with the case on Monday. The police’s investigation is ongoing.

 

 

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