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Arrest in Paphos pub arson

A 55-year-old Paphos resident was arrested Tuesday in connection with an ongoing investigation into a fire that broke out last week, damaging a pub.

An arrest warrant for the man had been pending after testimony implicating him in the case was secured.

Police suspect a fire, which broke out early last Thursday in a Paphos pub and was put out by neighbours was the result of financial differences.

The fire at the pub, which is situated in Agapinoros street and is owned by two men aged 34 and 36, damaged a pergola before being put under control.

The fire broke out at about 5.20am causing upheaval in the neighbourhood and damage estimated to be about €300.

The perpetrator however, was not identified by neighbours and managed to escape from the back of the building.

Paphos CID and fire service officers carrying out investigations at the scene determined the fire was set deliberately.  The perpetrator had doused the pergola in flammable liquid before setting it alight.

Police are continuing investigations.



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