Two injured and three wanted after Paphos punch-up over Social Media Like

Two men have been injured and the police are looking for three more after a fight broke out in the Paphos village of Kissonerga over a “like” on social media on Wednesday night.

Paphos police’s deputy operations chief Michalis Nikolaou explained to the Cyprus Mail on Thursday that a 46-year-old man had left a like on a social media post of a third person, which deeply upset a 24-year-old man.

The 24-year-old then took three of his friends to meet the 46-year-old and have a fight with him.

When police arrived on the scene to break the fight up, they found that the 24-year-old and his three friends were repeatedly punching the 46-year-old, and that both the 46-year-old and the 24-year-old had sustained injuries.

The other three men involved all made off before police could catch them.

The 46-year-old was taken to hospital to receive treatment, while the 24-year-old remains in custody after having been arrested at the scene.

In hospital, it was determined that the 46-year-old had sustained a fractured vertebra as well as abrasions on his face and other parts of his body.

Later on Thursday, the 24-year-old appeared in court and was remanded in custody for four days. The 46-year-old was accused in writing, and remains in hospital.

The police’s investigation into the matter is ongoing.


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