Boy 7 critical after being hit by car

first_imgA boy aged seven and a half was injured after he was hit by a car on Thursday in Larnaca and is currently hospitalised in critical condition.According to police, a 29-year-old man from Ormidia, who was driving on Famagusta avenue in Oroklini hit the boy at around 7pm. The incident is under investigation by the police.The child, who was walking on the left-hand side of the road was attempting to cross when he was hit. He was taken to Larnaca general hospital where it was established that he had suffered both internal and external injuries. The child, who is in critical condition, was later transferred to the Makarios hospital in Nicosia. You May LikeClassmates.comLook For Any High School Yearbook, It’s FreeClassmates.comUndoFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoSUVs | Search AdsThese SUVs Are Leading The Pack. Research 2019 Luxury Crossover SUV DealsSUVs | Search AdsUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoAuthorities release five of 12 Israeli rape suspects, seven due in court FridayUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

Police deny coercing suspect in double murder

first_imgBy Elias HazouPolice on Thursday denied that any coercion was exerted on one of the defendants in the case of the murder of a couple in Strovolos back in April.The case, being tried at the Nicosia criminal court, relates to the murder of Giorgos Hadjigeorgiou, 60, and his wife Dina Sergiou, 59.The defendants are accused of killing the couple in what appeared to be a botched robbery on the night of April 18-19. The couple were found in their bedroom stabbed multiple times.The defendants are Loizos Tzionis, 33, believed to be the mastermind of the crime; his half-brother Lefteris Solomou, 23; Sarah Shams, 21; and Marios Hadjixenophontos, 22.They face charges of premeditated murder, conspiracy to commit a felony, burglary, robbery, abduction, and carrying offensive weapons.The charge of conspiracy to commit murder, initially included in the indictment, has since been withdrawn by the prosecution.A trial within a trial is currently underway, after Tzionis’s lawyer argued that the testimony and information his client gave to police officers should be ruled inadmissible as it was given under coercion.On April 27, Tzionis had led police to his father’s house in Aglandjia, Nicosia, where the murder weapon (a knife) and the clothes that the suspects were wearing on the night of the murder were hidden.Tzionis’ attorney claims also that during questioning police took advantage of the fact that Tzionis was under duress, as he suffering from withdrawal symptoms, being a drug addict.In court, Giorgos Themistocleous, one of the lead investigators, denied that any pressure was exerted on Tzionis after his arrest and while in police custody.He said the suspect was fully informed of his rights, and was advised that he could have a lawyer present during his deposition. Tzionis waived the right to have an attorney present.On the suspect’s mental state, the officer said Tzionis was in a good mood and that, when police asked him whether he was tired and wanted to sleep, he replied no.Themistocleous said that during the depositions police did not pose leading questions to Tzionis, and that rather the suspect himself volunteered the information.The officer also denied an allegation made by the defendant’s lawyer that, during one interrogation, he slammed his hand on the desk to intimidate Tzionis.After the murdered couple’s son recognized Tzionis in a police line-up done behind a one-way mirror, Themistocleous duly informed Tzionis that he had been identified as one of the suspects who broke into the home.At that point, the officer said, Tzionis muttered “OK” and seemed pensive.The trial within a trial is set to continue next Wednesday.The defendants have pleaded not guilty to all charges.Initially Tzionis pleaded guilty to all charges save for that of breaking and entering into the victims’ home. He later changed his mind, entering a new plea of not guilty to all charges.You May LikeYahoo SearchThe Early Signs Of Type 2 Diabetes. Search Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentsYahoo SearchUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoFreedom Debt ReliefPeople In Heavy Debt Are In For A SurpriseFreedom Debt ReliefUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoThe Deniz boat incident showed clearly the intentions of the Turkish sideUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more