More delays in O’Dwyer case

Cyprus Mail

THE HEARING of the high profile Conor O’Dwyer assault case has been postponed for another week.

O’Dwyer flew in to Cyprus from the UK to attend proceedings Larnaca District Court yesterday, only to be told that his case had again been moved to a later date.

Legal action was brought by O’Dwyer after he claimed that a property developer, his son and another man beat him up following an incident outside a disputed house in early 2007.

Father-of-two O’Dwyer, 39, has been flying back and forth from England since January 2009 to be present at court hearings, only to be faced with a series of obstacles and adjournments.

O’Dwyer spent a week in Larnaca hospital after the alleged attack and says the incident has blighted his family life.

He claims he purchased a house in the eastern village of Frenaros in 2005 that was then was resold without his knowledge by the developers.

The developers have dismissed the accusations and accused O’Dwyer of attempting to extort a more expensive house from them.

The case is unusual as O’Dwyer publicised his story on the popular video site YouTube, and backed his case up with documents and taped conversations with the developers and their lawyers.

O’Dwyer’s lawyer Yiannos Georgiaides has refused to comment until the case is over.

By: Nathan Morley Published: Thursday 4th February 2010