Police on Tuesday arrested a 26-year-old Nicosia resident in connection with an investigated car arson case.

According to the police, the fire broke out in the car, used by a 37-year-old man, in the early hours on Sunday while it was parked on a street in Nicosia. The fire was extinguished by members of the fire service but the vehicle was completely destroyed.

Following investigation it was established that the fire had been set maliciously with the use of flammable material.

Police questioning yielded testimony against the 26-year-old, on the basis of which a judicial arrest warrant was issued against him. The suspect was arrested and expected to be remanded before the District Court of Nicosia on Wednesday.

Nicosia CID is continuing the investigation.