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Burnt man remanded in hospital on suspicion of trying to steal EAC transformer

A man was hospitalised on Monday with burns and a broken hand but police only discovered two days later that he had sustained the injuries while trying to steal a transformer from an EAC substation in Klirou.

The 45-year-old was remanded for eight days on Thursday in his hospital bed at Nicosia General.

Police were told of the incident after a tip-off and following an investigation of the area they found a wire cutter, cut cables and a small wooden ladder, one rung of which was burned.

After they visited the hospital to interview the suspect he denied any involvement and refused to answer other questions, but could not adequately explain his injuries.

On Thursday a judge was brought to the hospital to hold a hearing and the suspect was remanded for eight days.

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