A 61-year-old man has been remanded in police custody for eight-days after he was arrested in connection with a suspected arson case.

According to a statement released by the police, at approximately 10.20pm on September 7, a fire broke out in three vehicles parked on the premises of a residence in Nicosia.

The fire subsequently spread to the house, causing extensive damage, while all three vehicles were completely destroyed.

The blaze was extinguished by members of the Fire Service and later examinations at the scene revealed that the fire had been maliciously set using flammable material.

Following further investigations by the police, evidence was gathered against a 61-year-old resident of the capital.

An arrest warrant was issued against the suspect, leading to his arrest on September 16.

On Sunday, the Nicosia district court also issued the remand.