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Tragedy in Cyprus

Created on 24/06/2018 @ 13:57
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We are receiving disturbing reports that a 39-year-old Welshpool man has been tragically killed and his 32-year-old friend from the town is in hospital following a hit-and-run last night in Paphos, Cyprus.

Neither men have been named officially, and MyWelshpool will not be publishing the names out of respect to their families, but tributes have started to appear online with the news leaving the town in shock.

A 35-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman have been arrested today and remanded for eight days after the incident on the Peyia-Ayios Georghios road in the early hours.

The pair face charges of premeditated murder and attempted murder. They were brought before the Paphos district court and remanded, according to the Cyprus Mail.

What the local press in Cyprus is reporting:

Police were alerted to an incident at 3am when someone reported two people lying on the road. The two British tourists were taken to Paphos Hospital (pictured courtesy of the Cyprus Mail) where the 39-year-old man was pronounced dead on arrival and the second man was hospitalised, but is out of danger.

Local media reports that from the evidence collected so far by police, it appears that prior to the hit-and-run there had been an altercation at a bar in Coral Bay during which the two Britons reportedly tried to defend the woman who was allegedly being hit by the 35-year-old suspect.

The car believed to have been involved in the hit-and-run was found abandoned at dawn at the Ayios Georghios harbour, and a picture has surfaced showing the blue vehicle with its front on the water's edge.

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