A 37-year-old man is in an “extremely critical” condition after being found in a pool of blood in his home by a relative on Tuesday.

According to Famagusta police spokesman Steve Theodoulou, the man was found at around 5:30pm at his home in Xylotymbou with a “serious blow to the head”.

He was initially taken to Larnaca general hospital but was then transferred to Nicosia due to the severity of his condition.

The scene was sealed off by police and investigations were commenced.

Theodoulou said the man had contacted the police before regarding “burglaries and thefts”.