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Hit-and-run driver and victim of Paphos accident had prior quarrel in a bar (updated)

The fatal accident, which occurred at two o’clock in the morning in Kato Paphos, with a 58-year-old motorcyclist as the victim, is now turning into a case of premeditated murder.

Based on testimonies and evidence collected by the police, the victim and the driver of the vehicle involved in the collision were in a beer bar in the Tombs of the Kings area a few hours before the fatal collision and were arguing intensely about personal matters.

A few minutes after they left the bar, the fatal accident occurred on the same avenue, with the driver involved leaving the scene until finally being located at 8:00 a.m.

The driver is a British resident of Paphos who was arrested. He was questioned at the Paphos Police Directorate and was taken into custody, and has also been found positive for drug use.

The tragic accident occurred in Paphos at dawn. While riding his motorcycle on Tombs of the Kings Avenue in Kato Paphos at 2.00 am, the 58-year-old man was hit by a passing vehicle and was fatally injured.

The unconscious driver of the car left the motorcyclist helpless and disappeared from the scene.

Passing drivers who noticed the unfortunate 58-year-old called an ambulance and the man was taken to the Paphos Hospital. However, the doctors on duty found that the man was already dead.

It was announced that the man was a Greek Cypriot resident of Paphos, Ioannis Polycarpou.

Police launched a manhunt throughout the area of Paphos to identify the driver of the vehicle involved in the fatal accident, while investigations are continuing by the Traffic Police to ascertain all the circumstances under which the tragic incident occurred.

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