#UK Ten 'drunk' British squaddies spark diplomatic row in Cyprus after jet ski crash #UKnews

#UK Ten ‘drunk’ British squaddies spark diplomatic row in Cyprus after jet ski crash #UKnews

#UK Ten ‘drunk’ British squaddies spark diplomatic row in Cyprus after jet ski crash #UKnews

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Ten ‘drunk’ British squaddies in Turkish-held Cyprus spark diplomatic row after ‘jetski crash causes violent brawl amongst locals and Fast and Furious-style automotive chase’

  • The off-duty troopers had been spending the day at a seaside in Northern Cyprus
  • Locals accused them of smashing two jet skis and refusing to pay for the harm
  • Police known as and a combat broke out, with the military vicar being punched to floor
  • UN now investigating incident which they are saying might worsen relations with locals 

Ten ‘drunk and ill-disciplined’ British troopers have sparked a diplomatic row in Cyprus after changing into embroiled in a violent conflict with locals for allegedly damaging two jet skis.

An Army vicar was punched to the bottom in the vicious brawl that sparked a automotive chase in Turkish-controlled Northern Cyprus final week.

He and ten British squaddies working with the UN’s peace mission brought about hassle with locals who accused them of smashing two employed jet skis and making an attempt to depart with out paying the thousands-of-pounds-worth of damages.

Watersports Firm boss Cenk Akay, 39, informed The Sun that the off-duty Brits had been ‘conceited, drunk and ill-disciplined and a shame to the UN’.

Mr Akay had demanded £4,300 to restore the harm to the jet skis however the Brits informed him they didn’t find the money for with them to pay, inflicting him to telephone the police. 

The troopers from the 21 Engineer Regiment say they had been then surrounded by locals who threatened that they ‘wouldn’t depart this island alive’.

Mr Akay added: ‘I warned the 2 troopers to maintain the jet skis 100 metres aside for their very own security however they ignored me and drove them like dodgems – they had been loopy.

One of the British soldiers covers his face as he leaves Glapsides Beach after the group became embroiled in a violent clash with locals for allegedly damaging two jet skis

One of the British troopers covers his face as he leaves Glapsides Beach after the group grew to become embroiled in a violent conflict with locals for allegedly damaging two jet skis

Watersports Firm boss Cenk Akay, 39, said the group of soldiers caused thousands-of-pounds-worth of damage to his jet skis by driving them 'like dodgems'

Watersports Firm boss Cenk Akay, 39, stated the group of troopers brought about thousands-of-pounds-worth of harm to his jet skis by driving them ‘like dodgems’ 

‘Then after the crash they refused to offer me their names and smiled. They stated: “We’re with the UN – you can’t touch us.”

‘I requested them to attend for the police however they drove away heading for the border into Greek Cyprus so I had no choice however to offer chase.’

The troopers’ UN automobiles, a white minibus and a Ford Ranger 4×4, had been then caught up in a Fast And Furious- type excessive velocity automotive chase. They had been pursued by two locals in a automotive, with the police not far behind.

At one level the Ford’s path was blocked and the troopers declare they had been threatened with a steel pipe. 

It finally managed to flee when it reached a UN base, whereas the minibus fled to the British Army camp at Ayios Nikolaos.

UN investigators ordered an instantaneous investigation into the incident and have warned that it ‘might result in deterioration of relations between the native inhabitants and members of the UN in addition to harm to the great title of the UN’.

The soldiers' UN vehicles, a white minibus and a Ford Ranger 4x4, were then caught up in a Fast And Furious- style high speed car chase

The troopers’ UN automobiles, a white minibus and a Ford Ranger 4×4, had been then caught up in a Fast And Furious- type excessive velocity automotive chase

It added: ‘The incident has been proceeded to UN HQ and to the very best political representatives of Northern Cyprus.

‘President Tatar declared sturdy intention to unravel this difficulty by the UN.

‘We anticipate deterioration of temper of native inhabitants towards the UN, thus we’re obliged to take a deep and severe investigation to conclude the matter as quickly as doable.’

But a Ministry of Defence spokesman has defended the British troopers in a press release that stated: ‘We are assured that UK service personnel acted in an applicable method all through.’

UN personnel have been quickly banned from leisure journeys to Turkish north Cyprus pending the investigation. 

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