Teenagers injured in police chase

Two males aged 16 and 19 suffered serious injuries on Crete on Thursday after their motorcycle crashed as they tried to avoid a police inspection.

The teenagers sped away from a police checkpoint in Iraklio and were being chased by a patrol car when the rider lost control of the motorcycle.

The two policemen in the squad car, meanwhile, were taken into custody for questioning after a witness said that one of them kicked the motorcycle while it was in motion when the squad car pulled up beside it, causing it to veer out of control.