Police on Tuesday released three individuals after charging them, following altercations involving a large crowd in Astromeritis.

Speaking on CyBC’s morning radio, police spokesman Christos Andreou said two people had been lightly injured and testimony had been obtained against three individuals, who were accused of involvement in the incident and causing material damages.

The three men charged had been involved in a confrontation with locals after taking offence at “a happening” Andreou said.

He declined to offer more information, saying only that the three were third country nationals, who had been charged in writing and released.

Investigations into the incident by the local police and Nicosia CID are ongoing, Andreou said.

The incident broke out behind an Apoel clubhouse, the state broadcaster reported.

According to earlier reports, 60 people were involved in the brawl which began around 9.30pm in Astromeritis on Sunday night.

The two injured people were taken to hospital, with one refusing to be examined by doctors, and the other receiving first aid before being discharged.