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Car arson

A CAR was completely destroyed by a fire in the early hours of Thursday n Yermasoyia, police said.

The car was parked outside the owner’s house when the fire started at around 12.30am. Fire-fighters extinguished the blaze which completely destroyed the vehicle. The car was estimated to be worth €50,000.

From initial examinations it would appear it was arson, police said.


Home burglary

A ring and a mobile phone were stolen on Wednesday evening from a house in Peyia which belongs to a British woman, police said.

The house was broken into between 7pm and 11pm on Wednesday night. The woman told officers the two items were of sentimental value.

From examinations officers established the house was broken into via the front door.

Peyia police station is investigating the incident.


Church burgled

Three churches in the Paphos district were burgled on Tuesday and Wednesday with thieves getting away with around €6,715 in ecclesiastical artefacts, police said.

The church of Ayion Saranta, Panayias Chryseleousis and Ayiou Demetriou were all burgled between September 10 and 11 with various objects taken, including a silver chalice and a silver-plated bible cover.

Kouklia police station is investigating the burglaries.

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