Friday, April 18, 2008

Polish man arrested in connection with Paphos

A Cyprus pub and internet cafe owner has been murdered in Kato Paphos.

Michalis Kaiser, 43, was stabbed to death on Monday night.

A 22-year-old Polish man has been arrested in connection with the murder. He has been remanded in custody for eight days after being found at the scene of the crime in bloodied clothes.

Following questioning, the Polish man admitted killing Kaiser.

It's believed police took additional security measures during the man's transfer to court, as angry relatives and friends of the victim had flooded the court area.

According to reports, at one point there was threat of violence but police intervened in time to prevent it.

The Polish man said it was a "crime of passion" and claimed his wife, who was living with him in Cyprus, had returned to Poland a few days ago, taking their two-year-old child with her.