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06 October, 2022
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Teens wreak havoc on New Year’s Eve

Police officers pelted with stones after responding to a peace disturbance call in Famagusta


A total of five people have been arrested in connection with causing a commotion on New Year’s Eve in Famagusta district.

According to media reports, a group of young people including teenagers had gathered with their vehicles at a public location in a Famagusta district village during the night on New Year’s Eve.

Local residents notified police and complained that the teens were causing a commotion and disturbing the peace.

When two patrol vehicles arrived at the scene, the youngsters began throwing rocks at the officers

When two police patrol vehicles arrived at the scene, the youngsters began throwing stones at the officers, causing material damages.

Two local males, both aged 15, were arrested initially for pelting officers with stones, while three other males, a 21-year-old and two 16-year-olds were later arrested on charges including disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, auto theft, and arson.

Police said a torched vehicle, still in flames, was located early morning on New Year’s Day, around 3am. The 27-year-old owner told police that his car was stolen Monday around 10:50pm, when he was unloading items and the key was left in the ignition.

The car, which was totaled as a result of arson, was estimated at 500 euro.

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