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14 May, 2021
 
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Cops get to the bottom of Paphos incident

Judge remands eight foreign nationals after concerned citizen files public nuisance complaint

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A Paphos judge ordered six men and two women in remanded custody for four days following their arrest on charges of public nuisance.

According to the Cyprus News Agency, police prosecutors sought the remand of eight foreign nationals after the six men and two women were arrested on Sunday night in downtown Paphos.

Police officers responded to a public disturbance call in downtown Paphos shortly after 8pm, arresting six males and two females, all of whom were described as Nepalese nationals.

The argument began after some of the male suspects in one group were allegedly harassing the two females from the other group

During the remand hearing on Monday, police prosecutors said a concerned citizen had notified law enforcement regarding a verbal argument between two of the suspects, while 20 minutes two groups of four members each started to push each other and argue intensely.

According to details in the case, the argument began after some of the male suspects in one group were allegedly harassing the two females in the other group.

CNA said police investigators were taking statements and planning to seek out security camera footage to identify who and to what degree any of the suspects may have been involved in the incident. Prosecutors reportedly said they were planning a police lineup to identify suspects, adding that videos from the surrounding area could help corroborate existing witness statements.

Previously police told Knews four suspects had been initially detained on suspicion of being drunk in public while four others were also taken down to the local station before arrest warrants were issued for all eight suspects.

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