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Police name duo wanted for attempted murder in night time hit-and-run case (Update)

The two assailants got into a car and reversed at high speed, hitting the 34-year-old man before fleeing the scene.

Two people aged 37 and 36 are wanted by Larnaca police in a case involving the attempted murder of a 34-year-old man in a hit-and-run that took place on Saturday night.

Police on Sunday released details and photos of the two wanted suspects aged 37 and 36, in order to collect information that may help locate them.

Police said Christos Georgiou, (date of birth 16/09/1985), a Cypriot from Larnaca, and Ivanov Ivaylo Slavchev, (date of birth 10/07/1986), from Bulgaria, resident in Larnaca, are wanted in connection to the case.

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Judicial arrest warrants have been issued against them for the purpose of investigating the case.

In his statements earlier, Larnaca police spokesman Haris Hadjiyiasemi said that “at around 9.30pm on the evening of Saturday, October 29, information was received from the control centre that there was an injured person on a specific street in the city who had been hit by a car, the driver of which left the scene”.

According to Hadjiyiasemis, at around 9.15pm two people were spotted removing a catalytic convertor from a car parked in the area. The two individuals were noticed by patrons of an adjacent restaurant and chased, including the 34-year-old injured man.

The two assailants got into a car and reversed at high speed, hitting the 34-year-old man before fleeing the scene.

The 34-year-old was seriously injured in the face, chest and arm, suffering various fractures and cuts. He was transferred to Larnaca general hospital, where he is being treated, in a serious but stable condition.

From the examinations carried out by the police, evidence emerged against the 37-year-old and the 36-year-old, who are wanted. They are being investigated for attempted murder, reckless and negligent acts, acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm, grievous bodily harm, reckless and dangerous driving, and conspiracy to commit a felony.

The vehicle driven by the perpetrators has been identified.

Police urge anyone who knows anything that can help in locating the two wanted suspects to contact Larnaca police on 24-804060 or the Citizen’s Line on 1460 or go to the nearest police station.

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