Daily Archives: November 29, 2011

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Egyptian in abuse claim

POLICE are investigating a complaint by a 33-year-old Egyptian, who claims that he was beaten up on Sunday by four unidentified men, who also stole €800 from him. 

The Egyptian was subsequently arrested as it was revealed that he was living in Cyprus illegally.

The 33-year-old had arranged to meet the men in a Limassol village in order to settle a financial dispute, when they attacked him with steel bars, held him at gunpoint and damaged his car.

After stealing €800 from him, the 33-year-old claims that the four men covered him and his car with petrol with the intention of setting him on fire, only to be discouraged by the presence of a passing car.

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Pedestrian killed

A 44-YEAR-OLD woman from Vietnam was killed on Sunday afternoon, after being hit by a car in Aglandja, Nicosia.

According to the police, the Vietnamese housemaid had been crossing the road on Ammochostos Avenue in Aglandja when the accident occurred.

She was killed instantly.

Police said they were investigating the reasons behind the incident, adding that the 30-year-old driver, a man from Nicosia, was tested and found not to be under the influence of alcohol.

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CFA committee member resigns after Omonia ban


A MEMBER of the Cyprus Football Association (CFA) judicial committee yesterday announced his resignation over the prejudice felt towards its members.

However, Panayiotis Kyprianou, also said that a recent controversial decision to hand a six-month pitch ban to the coach and the chairman of Nicosia club Omonia was “disproportionate”.

Kyprianou’s resignation came just days after the CFA’s judicial committee banned coach Neophytos Larkou and Miltiades Neophytou after a referee accused them of assaulting him at the end of a fixture in October.

Larkou was accused of pushing the ref on the shoulder, while Neophytou attempted to hit Christos Elia in the face while shouting obscenities.

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Police injured in football clash

TWO police officers were slightly injured on Sunday afternoon when fan violence in Paralimni marred the local team’s football game against APOEL.

A police unit tried to avert the clash between fans of the two teams outside the football ground, while the game was still under way.

Around 80 APOEL fans hurled rocks, sticks and metal objects towards the police unit, slightly injuring two officers on the head. The officers were treated at the Paralimni General hospital and discharged.  

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