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Suspect, wanted for assault, finally tracked down

Police arrested a man early on Friday in Limassol who was wanted in connection with a number of serious offences earlier in the year. He is expected to appear in court later in the day.

Thirty-year-old Nicolas Mezirides, holder of a Greek passport, is suspected of being involved in the illegal transport and possession of explosives, theft of two vehicles, carrying weapons, assault and causing bodily harm. The offences took place between March and May.

According to police, a coordinated operation was carried out between 2am and 5.30am during which three investigations were conducted in apartments in Limassol. The suspect was arrested in a flat in Germasogeia.

Two women, 30 and 35, who were also in the flat were questioned and detained and the tenant of another apartment was arrested and questioned as part of police efforts to locate the suspect.

Others who knew Mezirides were also round up for questioning during the operation and various objects and documents were seized in the apartment where he was eventually found.

The two women had allegedly helped him evade arrest in the previous months while one has been staying illegally in the country.


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