Police in Limassol were investigating the circumstances which led to a 12-year-old taking the family car for a joy ride and crashing it.

According to the police, the incident happened on Monday in Limassol, after the boy took his father’s car around 10.30am and crashed it into a telecommunications authority pole before coming to a halt.

Police are investigating the conditions under which the child got a hold of the car, and then lost control of it, ending up immobilised at the edge of the road, luckily escaping injury.