As Steve Theodoulou, spokesman for the Famagusta Police Department, told KYPE, “At around 8.30 on the night of Monday, May 30, an 80-year-old man, a British citizen, started his car, an old Mercedes, with the aim of walking to see her. his mechanical condition in which he was after being immobilized for a long time. Around 9 pm, the Police received information about a car that was engulfed in flames in an open bushy area in Ayia Napa “.
He added that “members of the Police and the Fire Brigade rushed to the scene and managed to extinguish the fire in the car, which was completely destroyed. A police investigation revealed that it was the vehicle of the 80-year-old Briton, who was not found in the car, while at the moment there are no indications of criminal activity “.
Further investigations “located the wife of the 80-year-old, 78 years old, who reported to the Police that her husband took the vehicle for a walk in order to check his mechanical condition. She also told the police that her husband had not returned home. “
According to Mr. Theodoulou,” the wife gave all the details of the 80-year-old, who has health problems , but did not have a mobile phone with him, so that he could be located by the Police. An operation was immediately launched to locate the Briton, “he said, adding that” dogs from the Police Dogs Branch, drones and more personnel are expected to go to Ayia Napa today to assist in the search for the 80-year-old. “
Answering a relevant question, Mr. Theodoulou said that “around 9 in the morning, members of the Fire Brigade and the Electromechanical Service are expected in the area in order to carry out extensive searches in the car.
It is noted that the couple has a residence in Ayia Napa and arrived in Cyprus on Sunday, May 29.
The case is being investigated by the Famagusta TAE.