Police officers in Paphos arrested a motorcycle driver at 10.30pm on Thursday after discovering he had installed on his vehicle a mechanism to conceal his licence plate.

The man, a 21-year-old, who was also found to be without a valid driving licence and insurance, was stopped for a routine check by the police.

When officers checked his motorcycle, they also discovered the illegal mechanism and took him to the nearest police station for questioning. His vehicle was confiscated and will be subject to further examinations.

The 21-year-old was fined and will also be summoned to court at a later date, yet to be disclosed.

Moreover, police officers handed out a total of 30 fines for traffic violations overnight.