A 26-year-old man was further remanded on Sunday for another two days, under suspicion of shooting a gun into the air outside the Nicosia jail last week, after being released from prison.

Another two suspects, 29 and 27, have also been remanded for the incident.

Police said that the Nicosia court had originally remanded the 26-year-old for eight days and has now extended the remand for another two days.

According to what was heard in court last week during the first remand hearing, CCTV footage at the prisons showed eight people arriving to pick the suspect up, in three cars. The group is also seen in the footage to taking a picture outside the prison.

The court also heard that police are examining a second set of CCTV footage from cameras located around 100 metres away from the prisons.

The police inspector told the court that these cameras have footage of one of the vehicles, but not of the individuals. He added that the cameras captured the first letters of one of the cars’ front licence plates, which did not have a back licence plate.

The main suspect was spotted in the cameras of the prison entering one of the vehicles spotted in the second set of cameras. The inspector said that the 26-year-old was seen getting into the driver’s seat.

According to further testimony of the inspector, the vehicle the 26-year-old was suspected to be driving was also the vehicle the gunfire originated from. The inspector said that the gunfire came from the driver’s side of the vehicle.