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25 June, 2024
 
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Brutal attack on young APOEL fan

Twenty assailants unidentified in Nicosia attack probe

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In a shocking incident that has reverberated across the internet, a young APOEL fan fell victim to a vicious attack on Saturday night, May 11, in Nicosia, leaving the community in disbelief.

According to reports, the assailants, believed to be strangers, targeted the young man while he was inside his vehicle, unleashing a barrage of brutal blows to his head and face using sticks, clubs, crowbars, and stones. The assault resulted in severe injuries, prompting his immediate transfer to Nicosia General Hospital. Not content with just harming the victim, the perpetrators also completely destroyed his car, using the same brutal means.

The motive behind the attack, as revealed in the complaint, stemmed from the victim's choice of attire, a shirt bearing the emblem of APOEL, the local football club.

Authorities, alerted to the heinous crime, have launched a thorough investigation into the matter. A police source, speaking to 24news, confirmed that the incident has been formally reported and is currently under intense scrutiny. The scope of the attack is staggering, involving approximately 20 individuals whose identities remain unknown.

As for the victim, the extent of his injuries is severe, with a laundry list of medical issues including a left upper jaw fracture, left eye hematoma, nose fracture, lip laceration, head laceration requiring 10 stitches, neck contusion, as well as numerous bruises, abrasions, and hematomas in the neck and head area.

This brazen act of violence has sent shockwaves through the community, prompting calls for swift justice and a renewed commitment to stamping out such senseless aggression. The victim, in his pursuit of justice, faces a challenging road to recovery, both physically and emotionally, as authorities work tirelessly to apprehend those responsible for this reprehensible assault.

[With information sourced from 24 News]

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