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Armed robber jailed.

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A MAN has been sentenced to seven years in prison by Paphos central court. Petros Patsalides, of Kakkopetria village in Paphos, attacked a woman in April, who was carrying takings from her betting shop in Chlorakas. Her screams alerted passersby, who caught the man and restrained him until the police arrived at the scene. He was wearing a balaclava and wielding a shotgun during the attack.

Murder remand

A 24-YEAR-OLD man, is the fourth suspect to be arrested in connection with the murder of Christos Kapisiou, a father-of-three found shot dead in his car in Paphos. Syrian-born Kapisiou, 35, was found in a car in Tremithousa village in Paphos on Monday morning. A coroner's autopsy found that death was instantaneous and resulted from the victim being shot in the chest at close range. The victim was married to a Cypriot woman, who currently resides in Syria with the couple's three children.

Old MRI shunned

PAPHOS residents have been angered by the suggestion of a second-hand MRI machine being brought in to replace the current broken one.

The MRI scanning machine at Paphos general hospital has broken down and the government has suggesting sending a second-hand one, previously in use at the old Nicosia general hospital. The old machine had been used at the hospital before the relocation to Latsia, where a new one was installed. Residents are demanding a new scanning machine for Paphos hospital.

Meanwhile, the Rotary Club of Paphos has donated a specialised machine to the orthopaedic department of the Paphos general hospital yesterday. The machine, which costs over e1/45,000, will help with rehabilitating patients after surgery.

Christmas cheer

THE MUNICIPALITY of Paphos has announced the commencement of this year's competition to win the best-dressed Christmas window. Any Paphos shops wishing to take part should go to the town hall to collect the relevant form. The closing date for entries is December 17.

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Publication:Cyprus Mail (Cyprus)
Date:Nov 28, 2008
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