A prison guard was arrested on Monday after allegedly having set fire to a car in the early hours of Monday morning.

The fire had broken out at around 4.20am in Strovolos. When police began their investigation into the matter, they found a vehicle in the area which was “moving suspiciously”.

They pulled the car over and found a balaclava, a pair of gloves, and a bottle containing traces of what was believed to be a flammable liquid inside.

The car’s driver, the prison guard, was subsequently arrested.

According to news website the Cyprus Times, the prison guard had also intended to set another fire in a park in the area. Police reportedly believe the man may be connected to other cases of arson.

The man is expected to appear in court later.