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Men arrested over Instagram video beating

Three people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the beating of a man in Ayia Napa – which had been recorded and posted on Instagram.

The footage showed five men beating another man in Ayia Napa on August 27 on Grigoris Afxentiou Street. Police say a 28-year-old man from Romania, a 27-year-old man from Liopetri and a 47-year-old man from Ayia Napa have been arrested.

They were set to appear at the Famagusta District Court on Thursday where police will request from a magistrate to keep them in remand while investigations continue.

Another two people – a 25-year-old from Nicosia and a 47-year-old from Nicosia – are sought in connection with the brutal attack on August 27. A video of the assault and had been posted on Instagram two days later.

The victim has yet to be located.

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