FIVE men have been arrested after a British woman was allegedly raped multiple times at the party resort of Ayia Napa.
The 20-year-old victim told police in Cyprus that she had been attacked at the hotel where she was staying.
Police officers arrested five men from Israel after the tourist from Britain reported the alleged incident on Sunday.
Three of the suspects are said to be 19 years old, the other two 20 years old.
They are due to appear in court today in the city of Famagusta.
A spokesman for the island’s police headquarters in Nicosia told the Sun: “The five were held in a cell overnight following the charges.”
“You will appear before the Famagusta District Court today.
“We have not disclosed their ages but can confirm they are all young.”
It comes after a British holidaymaker was jailed after being accused of fabricating rape allegations.
The then 18-year-old from Derbyshire flew to Ayia Napa for a summer of fun after graduating from high school in 2019.
During her stay, she began a holiday romance with a 21-year-old Israeli boy.
But when they were together in his hotel room one night in July, she claimed that a group of his friends broke in by force and took turns raping her.
The alleged victim, whose name cannot be released in the UK for legal reasons, reported the attack to police and 12 Israelis were later arrested – all of whom claimed it was consensual.
But the ordeal took a turn when the teenager was branded a liar after eight hours of questioning by police and being denied access to a lawyer.
Police dictated a statement retracting her statement and asking her to sign it while her alleged attackers were released.
The youth was charged with public disorder and thrown into a cockroach-infested prison for five weeks, after which he appeared in court several times.
After the judge didn’t believe her, she was given a four-month suspended sentence in January 2020, finally allowing her to leave the island after nearly six months.