Two remanded for suspected assault against police officers

A Limassol court on Thursday remanded in custody for two days two people who had been arrested in connection with an assault against police officers on Wednesday.

The two male suspects, aged 21 and 19, were among a group of youngsters spotted playing football in the Ayios Athanasios area. Some among the group reacted angrily when police arrived on the scene to break up the game.

Police have also secured a warrant for a third person, believed to have been the one who hit a female police officer and stole her mobile phone.

Some of the police officers were later treated in hospital for minor injuries.

The suspects are facing charges of assault, causing real bodily harm, theft and violation of the quarantine law.