A 44-year-old police officer in Cyprus was suspended from his duties after he was caught red handed pleasuring himself in public according to reports in the local Cypriot press.
The indecent incident took place at around 5:30pm on Sunday when members of the public saw the man pleasuring himself on a beach in Protaras in plain view. They immediately confronted him and reported the incident to the police, members of the Paralimni Police arrived in the area and apprehended him. He was then taken to Paralimni police station, where he was found to be a 44-year-old policeman serving at the Police Headquarters, Nicosia.
Around 9:30pm, the 44-year-old was arrested on the basis of a warrant of arrest, after spending the night in a cell, was accused in writing and set free to be summoned later.
The police Chief of Cyprus, Zacharias Chrysostomou placed the officer under suspension whilst a disciplinary investigation has begun.