Two police officers were remanded in custody for four days on Monday on suspicion of threatening the Paphos district police chief.

The pair, both 41, were arrested on Sunday after they were named by a third suspect, 55, as his accomplices. The court heard that the alleged offences took place between April 2019 and this August.

Police arrested the 55-year-old on Friday after his arrival at Larnaca airport from overseas on pending warrants relating to threatening messages sent to Paphos police director Nicos Pentaras.

During questioning, the suspect named the two special constables as his accomplices.

The two officers have been suspended. Police told the court they planned on interviewing around 30 individuals while phones and computers will undergo forensics examinations.

The 55-year-old was charged and released.