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Two arrested after police chase ends in officers firing at car tyres

Man arrested for arson

Police in Paphos have arrested two young people who had suspicious tools in their possession.

The two, aged 23 and 24, are already known to the police for their involvement in other break-ins and thefts.

According to the police at 12.40am on Monday a police patrol car on the Polis Chrysochous-Limni road noticed a double cabin car with two people in it acting strangely.

As soon as they saw the police the 23-year-old driver put the car in reverse and did not stop when the police indicated they wanted him to.

The chase lasted for a while, covering several areas during which the two men refused to pull over resulting in the police officers firing warning shots, but they still didn’t stop.

The car was eventually brought to a standstill in Androlykou when police fired shots at its tyres.

After a search of the vehicle, the police found suspicious items that could be used for break-ins.

Charges being examined against them are dangerous driving as they did not stop at red lights, refusing to stop for police and the possession of suspicious items.

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