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Romanian man arrested after compatriot stabbed in back

A Romanian man was arrested early on Monday morning after police officers secured evidence against him for causing actual body harm with a knife to a compatriot.

According to police at around 12.20 Larnaca CID were informed that an unknown man from Romania had injured another man from the same country, who was to be found in an apartment block in Larnaca.

Members of the CID went to the apartment, where they found the man who said he spent the afternoon drinking with an unemployed friend of his, also from Romania, who he shared the flat with.

He added that at around 10.30 on Sunday evening while he was in the road outside the building with his flatmate having a discussion when at one point the second man drew out his pocketknife, stabbed him with it injuring his back and fled.

Police also secured accounts from eye witnesses that the two men had been walking down Grivas Digenis Avenue towards their apartment when one pulled out a knife, stabbed the other and left in an unknown direction with the knife.

The injured man was taken to Larnaca General hospital, where doctors found an injury to his back and kept him in for treatment.

On Monday at around 2.30 am the suspect was arrested after police secured a warrant. He denied any involvement in the case.

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