Police are investigating allegations that a 30-year-old man was beaten up by staff at the Athalassa psychiatric hospital.

The case came to light on Alphanews over the weekend after the man’s mother filed a police report on Friday afternoon.

Police spokesman Christos Andreou said investigations are underway and the 30-year-old has already been examined by a state pathologist.

The man was admitted to Athalassa around three weeks ago after his mother secured a warrant against him. This was due to his drug use that was causing problematic behaviour at home, Alphanews reported.

She told the news portal her son had been admitted to a specific wing where everything was going well but his behaviour drastically changed after he was moved to a different wing.

The mother said that on a visit on March 29, her son told her nursing staff had beaten him after he kicked a bin.

She took pictures of his bruises which she submitted to police.

After the police report was filed on Friday, the 30-year-old was transferred back to the original wing. Neither the state health services (Okypy) or Athalassa psychiatric hospital responded to the portal’s request for comment.