LIMASSOL - Police on Tuesday evening arrested a man in connection to the stabbing of a betting shop owner earlier in the day.
The 40-year-old was arrested in Larnaca just before 9pm, less than three hours after the stabbing, which took place at a Limassol betting shop.
According to the police, the 49-year-old victim of the attack remained in a serious condition after being stabbed in the area of his left kidney but was considered to be out of danger.
Speaking to The Cyprus Daily, a police press officer said the incident had occurred soon after the betting shop owner separated the 40-year-old suspect and another man while they were arguing on his premises.
“The two men left but it appears one of them returned and stabbed the betting shop owner,” the police officer said.
The stabbing occurred at around 6pm outside the Mega Bet Plus betting shop, situated on a side street off Limassol’s main beach road.
The suspect was identified through an eyewitness testimony, while the police had also asked for the person he had originally been arguing with to come forward to assist in their enquiries.