Police on Tuesday arrested a 31-year-old resident of Nicosia for an investigated case of car arson committed in the early hours of the same day.

According to the latest report, the car belonging to a 40-year-old man, caught fire around 4.30am on Tuesday. Police and firefighters went to the scene and extinguished the fire, which had already caused extensive damage to the vehicle.

Police investigations determined the fire was maliciously caused by the use of flammable material.

Further investigations brought up testimony against a 31-year-old man, against whom a judicial warrant was issued and he was arrested and taken into custody.

Investigation by the Nicosia CID is ongoing.