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16 September, 2019
 
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Teen injured by rock thrown at car in Limassol

Police investigate incident where girl was injured by rock tossed onto car after championship game

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A teenage girl was injured Wednesday night in Limassol when an unidentified person threw a rock at a vehicle following a football match that rallied the southern town.

According to local media, a woman was driving her car Wednesday night in Ypsonas, Limassol district, with two passengers her 14-year-old niece and 11-year-old nephew.

When the vehicle was cruising around 10:30pm on Elia Kannaourou Street, just outside APOLLON fan club, an unidentified person reportedly threw a piece of rock, shuttering the car window and injuring the female passenger.

Reports said there were visible AEL football scarves on the targeted vehicle, when a perpetrator threw a rock through the car window injuring the girl

The girl, who was said to have been bleeding, was immediately rushed to the Emergency Room at Limassol General Hospital, where she received three stitches on the back of her left ear. Doctors kept the teenager in hospital as a precaution and for further treatment.

Reports said there were visible AEL football scarves on the targeted vehicle. AEL, one of two main rival teams in Limassol, had won a championship game against Nicosia’s APOEL earlier that night.

Polemidia police station is investigating the incident.

Thousands of AEL football fans took to the streets to celebrate the 2-0 win over APOEL, with the majority of them gathering at the Agios Nicolaos roundabout at the town centre with fireworks to welcome and cheer for the team.

Earlier in Nicosia, police said they detained five individuals just before 6pm on Wednesday, when a vehicle was flagged down near GSP Stadium ahead of the 7pm kick-off for the championship game.

During inspection, reports said officers found on the side of the road a used red flare, while inside the trunk of the vehicle they discovered three smoke bombs and another firecracker.

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