Policeman charged with breach of privacy

A policeman has been suspended from duty and charged with breach of privacy after he was stopped while apparently tailing a car carrying Independent Greeks leader Panos Kammenos.

The suspect told the officers who stopped him on Monday that he had been paid by a businessman to track a woman. The 50-year-old entrepreneur as well as the 45-year-old policeman were charged on Tuesday.

Officers accompanying Kammenos stopped their off-duty colleague after they noticed that he was riding a motorcycle without license plates. The suspect was carrying a video camera, two digital recorders and a hunting rifle for which he did not have a license. Police did not name either suspect.