PARALIMNI: They argued, he hit him with a car and disappeared - 54-year-old man in hospital, tourist in cell

British tourist got into a fight with a motorcyclist, started a fight and was arrested at the airport

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Members of the Police have arrested a 40-year-old man, who allegedly hit a 54-year-old man with a car he was driving, yesterday afternoon, on a road in the province of Famagusta. The 40-year-old, a tourist from the United Kingdom, was arrested later yesterday at Larnaca airport, where he had gone to depart from Cyprus.

According to the data under investigation, at around 3.45 pm on Friday, while a 54-year-old man was riding a motorcycle on a road in Paralimni, with his wife as a passenger, he tried to enter the right lane, where he realized that a rental car was illegally parked on the right passing lane, instead of the left lane according to the car's path. As the 54-year-old tried to move sideways, the driver of the car started gesturing.

The 54-year-old demanded an explanation from the car driver, who got out of his vehicle and with a gesture, raising his fists, challenged the 54-year-old, who got off his motorcycle, to a duel. The driver of the car then returned to his vehicle and, driving it backwards, allegedly tried to hit the 54-year-old, but failed. Immediately afterwards, however, he allegedly drove his car at full speed and hit the 54-year-old in the legs, causing him to fall to the ground and be injured.

The suspected driver of the car left the scene with his vehicle, while the 54-year-old went to the Famagusta General Hospital for medical examinations. It was found that he had abrasions and bruises on various parts of his body and after receiving treatment, he was discharged.

From the examinations carried out by members of the Police, it was established that the rental car had been rented by the 40-year-old suspect. He went to Larnaca airport, around 8.00 on Friday night, to depart from Cyprus.

After being checked by members of the Police, a warrant was subsequently obtained for his arrest, under which he was arrested and taken into custody for the purpose of investigating a case of negligent and reckless driving, reckless and dangerous driving, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and leaving the scene of an accident. accident without assistance.

The case is being investigated by the Paralimni Police Station.