Cyprus Mail

Dramatic car chase ends in arrest

A dramatic car chase through the streets of Limassol on Thursday, complete with warning shots fired by police, ended when a 26-year-old was arrested for a case involving illegal possession of firearms and a number of traffic violations.

A police patrol car first spotted the car being driven without a licence plate on its rear end at around 10.35pm on Thursday in the Kato Polemidia area in Limassol.

The police officers signalled to the driver of the car to stop, but instead the driver sped away.

Police gave chase and fired a number of warning shots to get the car to stop, but the driver got away, steering his car through empty fields.

After investigation, police found that the owner of the car was a 26-year-old Limassol resident.

Police arrived at his home at around 11pm on Thursday and found the car outside.

A car check led police to find that in addition to not having a licence plate on the rear end, the car also contained a shotgun and a radio transceiver.

Further investigations into the car registration documents found that the car was not insured, nor did it have certified MOT, while its registration expired in December 2012 and the car had been declared as immobilised in February 2014.

The 26-year-old was arrested and the Limassol crime prevention unit is further investigating the case.