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Police arrest five persons during APOEL celebrations

May 12, 2019 at 10:29am
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Five persons were arrested late last night during celebrations by champions APOEL FC fans, outside the club’s premises.

The fans were throwing stones and sticks against the police officers in the area and vandalised property.

Six police officers were injured and extensive damage was caused in three police cars. The injured officers were treated in hospital and released.

Two 16-year olds, one 15 and one 17 were arrested for illegal gathering, disturbing the peace and participating in riots.

A 19-year old was also arrested for carrying a knife, illegal possession and transporting an offensive weapon and attacking a police officer. He was throwing stones against the police and was carrying a knife, police said.

Nicosia police are investigating the case.