A resident at the Agios Stefanos foundation reported that she was physically and verbally attacked by a carer at the Limassol facility, police confirmed on Friday.

The carer in question has been temporarily removed from their post while investigations are underway by both the police and social welfare services.

The resident appeared to have become increasingly aggravated with her carer due to her conditions at Agios Stefanos and, in her anger, broke a glass in the premises.

A senior carer was called to the scene urgently to handle the incident.

According to the police report filed by the resident on January 21, the carer initially began by verbally attacking her and subsequently physically attacking her.

CCTV footage allegedly captured the abuse as the incident took place in a shared space.

Police spokesman Christos Andreou said authorities were now examining the CCTV to establish the facts of the case.