A green space has been named in honour of a husband and wife who were brutally murdered in their Nicosia home during a robbery almost four years ago.

The green space is on the same street where the couple lived, with their teenage son, in Strovolos. The marking which honours their legacy was organised by Strovolos municipality and the English School, where the husband worked as a maths teacher.

“Today [Tuesday], we honour Dina and George in the manner in which they lived and not in the way they departed,” Strovolos mayor Andreas Papacharalambous said on Wednesday.

The 60-year-old man, Giorgos Hadjigeorgiou, was a maths teacher at the English School in Nicosia, while his wife, Dina Sergiou, worked for the Central Bank of Cyprus.

The main suspect in the brutal double murder of the couple on April 18, 2018 was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.

Loizos Tzionis, then aged 33, had been charged with premeditated murder.

Premeditated murder carries an automatic life sentence.