Five guys yesterday denied raping a British girl in Cyprus — as it emerged extra suspects have been staying sought.
The Israelis, aged 19 and 20, ended up remanded in custody pending inquiries into the alleged assault on Sunday.
The guys assert the intercourse was consensual at a hotel space in the bash vacation resort of Ayia Napa.
A resource close to the situation claimed: “Police consider there have been a ton a lot more than 5 current. The search is on as aspect of a wider probe which would make this circumstance even more really serious and disturbing.”
The men appeared at Famagusta district court ahead of being taken to a prison right up until future Tuesday.
The arrests arrived four several years just after a infamous case in which British vacation female was thrown into jail for five months in Cyprus accused of generating up claims that she was gang raped by Israelis.
In the disturbing 2019 Cyprus rape circumstance, the then 18-yr-old from Derbyshire flew out to Ayia Napa for a summer months of fun just after ending her A amounts.
She struck up a getaway romance with a 21-year-aged Israeli gentleman and went to his lodge area – but his friends forced their way in and took turns raping her, she claimed.
The alleged target noted the assault to police and 12 Israelis were later arrested. They all claimed the intercourse was consensual.
Then, in a shock move, the alleged sufferer was then billed with producing general public mischief and thrown into a cockroach-infested jail for 5 months.
A choose then handed her a four-thirty day period suspended sentence in January 2020 before she was lastly permitted to fly household 6 months immediately after her ordeal begun.