A 25-year-old Paphos man was fined €2,000 after he failed to stop for a check by the Game Service, it was reported on Saturday.

The man was driving a car and had been flagged down by game wardens on patrol in Ezousa on Friday.

The man accelerated and fled the area, but wardens managed to take down his licence plate number and notified the police.

He was located and taken to Paphos police station where he claimed he had sped off because he got scared.

The man was fined €2,000, which he paid.