A 25-year-old man has been arrested in Paphos for an investigated case of forgery, circulation of a forged document and impersonation.

According to police spokesman Michalis Nikolaou, on Saturday, shortly after 3.20pm, a man bound for Rome presented himself at the departures desk of Paphos airport with a French identity card.

A check of the document revealed that it was forged and the man admitted to the crime when interrogated, allegedly confessing that was is not the person shown on the passport, and is a 25-year-old asylum seeker.

The man was arrested and taken into custody.