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Cafe owner lashes out over refusal of license

An enraged cafe owner injured two prefectural officials and damaged their car in a village near Hania, Crete, after attacking them with a piece of wood because his business had been refused an operating license, police said on Saturday. Two health and hygiene inspectors had just conducted a routine check at another cafeteria in the village of Aghia when the attack occurred. The man struck the officials and their driver with the piece of wood and then smashed all the windows of the car in which they were traveling. After the incident, a woman inspector was taken to the hospital where doctors fitted her with a neck brace. The driver suffered minor injuries to his back, officers said. Police arrested the unnamed cafe owner.