Two French sailors reported being attacked shortly after midnight on Thursday in Limassol.

According to the Limassol CID, the complainants, aged 21 and 25, reported that they were attacked by unknown persons while walking in the coastal area with their friends, in the vicinity of the Limassol marina.

The two young men were taken to a private clinic where they were given first aid and kept as a precaution, having mainly suffered facial injuries.

Police have secured witnesses and are investigating the case of assault resulting in grievous and actual bodily harm. According to police sources, information has been obtained on the suspects and arrest warrants are expected to be issued.

Limassol police spokesman Lefteris Kyriacou confirmed to Cyprus Mail that the attack was not racially motivated and was not connected in any way to recent episodes in the city.