British lady ‘gang raped’ in Aiya Napa hid in lavatory and screamed for assist, courtroom hears

A courtroom in Cyprus has heard graphic particulars of the alleged gang rape of a younger British lady, because the Israeli males accused of assaulting her have been informed they are going to be stored behind bars for an additional week.

The 20-year-old British vacationer stated she was raped by a gaggle of 5 Israelis, aged between 19 and 20, after a pool social gathering at a three-star lodge in Ayia Napa, a resort city recognized for its bars, golf equipment and seashores.

The Israelis have been arrested shortly after the alleged gang rape on Sept 3 and remanded in custody for eight days, a interval which on Tuesday was prolonged for an additional six days.

‌Petros Theophilou, a choose in Paralimini, a city just some miles from Ayia Napa, dominated that there’s “affordable suspicion” that the Israelis are implicated within the case. He stated they are going to stay in detention till police can full the gathering of proof.

‌The British lady informed Cypriot police that one of many 5 Israelis had “forcibly” grabbed her and brought her to his room as she was partying with buddies across the pool of the Resort Fedrania Gardens.

She was not capable of enchantment for assist as a result of the alleged incident occurred in a secluded a part of the lodge complicated, she stated.

‌The person then ripped off her bathing swimsuit, regardless of her protests, and was joined within the lodge room by the opposite suspects, she stated.

‘Fled to the lavatory’

One allegedly raped her whereas one other compelled her to carry out oral intercourse, in accordance with her witness assertion. She was then raped once more by one other of the Israelis, she stated.

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‌She fled to the lavatory and locked herself in, yelling for assist.

‌Finally she managed to flee the lodge room by pushing apart her alleged attackers.

‌She discovered her buddies and collectively they reported the alleged gang rape to lodge employees, who in flip referred to as the police.

‌When officers arrived, they stated they discovered the suspects utilizing mattress sheets to attempt to clear blood stains from the ground of the lodge room.

‌In a line-up organised by police, the girl recognized the Israelis as her attackers.

‘Dangerous psychological state’

‌Andreas Nikolettis, a police officer, stated the British lady was in a “dangerous psychological state” after the alleged assault.

‌Two of the Israelis have admitted to having intercourse and oral intercourse with the girl, however insisted it was consensual. The opposite three stated they’d no sexual contact with the girl.

‌After they subsequent seem in courtroom, they’re anticipated to plead to prices together with rape, sexual assault, sexual harassment and abduction. Police are finishing up forensic assessments on mattress sheets and clothes taken from the lodge room.

‌The younger lady, who’s now again within the UK, is being represented by Michael Polak, a British lawyer who was concerned in an analogous case 4 years in the past.

‌That case concerned a British teenager who alleged she was gang raped by a gaggle of males in a lodge room in Ayia Napa.

‌He stated that the British lady within the newest case is “decided to see that justice is finished”.

‌A web based enchantment has been launched to boost funds to pay for her authorized prices.

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‌Two of the suspects didn’t seem in courtroom as a result of they have been in isolation recovering from Covid-19.

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