Two of the three men who escaped from custody after being arrested in the north were rearrested later on Monday – one is still at large.

Ibrahim Takimcilar, Aydin Guner, and Hasan Takimcilar, all aged 21, appeared in court in northern Nicosia on Monday, and escaped from a police transport vehicle while being taken back to prison.

Turkish Cypriot police found the car stolen by the three and used to escape in the village of Lysi and are now conducting a “large-scale search” for the men.

Earlier reports stated that a man in the village believed to be connected to the escape was arrested.

Police have encouraged anyone who sees final remaining fugitive to inform the nearest police station.