Six people, all members of the Roma community, have been arrested after opening fire on police near Patra, in the western Peloponnese.

Charges against the suspects – four men aged between 17 and 60, and two women aged 30 and 60 – include attempted murder and illegal arms possession.

Police were allegedly attacked on Friday during an investigation into a report of a jewelry theft in the area of Psarofai.

One of the suspects and one woman were injured during the exchange of fire.