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British tourist remanded after another seriously injured (Updated)

Third person arrested in attempted murder of tourist

A third person was arrested on Thursday in connection with a case which police are treating as attempted murder.

The man, a 41-year-old British national, was detained at around 3pm.

The other two men arrested earlier, on Wednesday, are aged 27 and 34. The former is a Greek Cypriot, the latter a Bulgarian national. They were remanded in custody for six days.

They are suspected of assaulting a 28-year-old tourist in the Coral Bay area in Paphos.

The victim, who is in critical condition, was located lying unconscious on a street at around 1.30 am on Wednesday.

He initially appeared to be drunk, but after being transferred to the Paphos hospital he was diagnosed with head trauma.

Due to the severity of his condition he was transferred to Nicosia general hospital, where he has been intubated.

Paphos CID continue to investigate.

 


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