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Arrest after murder attempt reported

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Police on Saturday arrested a 38-year-old man in relation with a murder attempt against a 47-year-old.

The man is suspected of deliberately crashing his car into the victim, injuring him and damaging property.

The incident took place around 3am while the victim was visiting a friend at the taxi office on Makarios avenue where they worked.

While standing outside he heard an engine revving and saw a car speeding towards the taxi office, which hit him, knocking him to the ground.

The driver then drove the car into the office’s glass front, damaging the interior and breaking furniture before speeding off.

The taxi office employee got away with no injuries as he managed to run away from his booth and hide in the back of the office before it was hit by the car.

However, the 47-year-old was taken by ambulance to Limassol hospital where he is receiving surgery for multiple broken bones in his legs.

Limassol CID chief Lefteris Kyriacou said that in his statement, the victim said he didn’t know the assailant.

He added that police are speculating that he could have been targeting somebody else or the taxi office in general and will continue investigating.

Police also received information that while partying at a taverna on Friday night, the brother of the arrested 38-year-old suspect had been involved in a fight with the taxi office owner, for reasons still unknown.

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