Man held for car arson

A 27-YEAR-OLD unemployed man from the Limassol suburb of Trachoni was remanded in custody yesterday on suspicion of involvement in an arson attack on Monday.

Antonis Spyrou, 27, was remanded for six days.

The Limassol District court heard that Limassolian Odysseas Stavrou – whose car was burned in an arson attack in Ypsonas at about 4.45 am on Monday – had claimed Spyrou had burnt his car because he had fired him from his job.

Spyrou, arrested on Monday night, has denied setting fire to Stavrou’s car, the court heard.

Police were yesterday looking for a second man wanted in connection with the same arson attack.

The Ypsonas arson attack was one of four such attacks on cars in Limassol on Monday. Another was recorded in Nicosia on the same day and there was also one attempted car arson in the capital and another in Limassol.