Paphos police on Wednesday arrested a second suspect as part of an ongoing investigation into an alleged murder attempt against a 36-year-old, while the first remains in custody.

The incident in question took place on September 27.

After receiving calls regarding the incident, police officers rushed to the 36-year-old man’s house, finding him seriously injured.

He was taken to hospital and later transferred to Nicosia general where he remains in critical condition. He underwent surgery on Tuesday, where doctors treated a fractured skull and damaged blood vessel in the brain.
After carrying out an investigation at the injured man’s home, police found incriminating evidence against the 27-year-old, who was arrested on the same day. He was remanded for eight days the following day and is still in police custody.

The 21-year-old man was arrested around 6.30pm on Wednesday, with a warrant issued following evidence that emerged against him during the investigation.

According to a statement released by the police, it appears that a group of unknown people broke into the 36-year-old man’s apartment located in the centre of Paphos at 1.30am on Tuesday.

They then beat him, causing him the severe injuries he is currently being treated for.