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Police believe a fire started at a betting shop in Paphos early Wednesday morning was the work of arsonists.

The fire was started at around 2am at the betting shop, situated near the new buildings of the Electricity Authority in Paphos.

The fire caused extensive damage to the shop but was prevented from spreading to nearby buildings due to the immediate response of the fire service, said police.

On site investigations were conducted by members of the police force, fire service and electromechanical service.

The betting shop owner, a 25-year-old from Paphos, told police that he opened the shop around three weeks ago and that his father managed it.

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