Migrant drowns after police chase

A 28-year-old Libyan man drowned on Wednesday after plunging into the sea in the southern coastal suburb of Voula to escape police chasing him following a car break-in.

Officers of the police?s motorcycle-riding DIAS force were called to the scene by the owner of the vehicle who had spotted the 28-year-old and a 17-year-old Moroccan breaking into his car.

Officers chased and caught the teenager, but the 28-year-old eluded them by wading into the sea.