Five men deny raping British woman in Cyprus — as cops hunt more suspects | The Sun

FIVE men yesterday denied raping a British woman in Cyprus — as it emerged more suspects were being sought.

The Israelis, aged 19 and 20, were remanded in custody pending inquiries into the alleged attack on Sunday.

The men claim the sex was consensual at a hotel room in the party resort of Ayia Napa.

A source close to the case said: “Police believe there were a lot more than five present. The search is on as part of a wider probe which makes this case even more serious and disturbing.”

The men appeared at Famagusta district court before being taken to a prison until next Tuesday.

The arrests came four years after a notorious case in which British holiday girl was thrown into jail for five months in Cyprus accused of making up claims that she was gang raped by Israelis.


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In the disturbing 2019 Cyprus rape case, the then 18-year-old from Derbyshire flew out to Ayia Napa for a summer of fun after finishing her A levels.

She struck up a holiday romance with a 21-year-old Israeli man and went to his hotel room – but his friends forced their way in and took turns raping her, she claimed.

The alleged victim reported the assault to police and 12 Israelis were later arrested. They all claimed the sex was consensual.

Then, in a shock move, the alleged victim was then charged with causing public mischief and thrown into a cockroach-infested jail for five weeks.

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A judge then handed her a four-month suspended sentence in January 2020 before she was finally allowed to fly home six months after her ordeal started.

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