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One man dead and another injured after Cyprus 'hit and run'

Paphos is a popular tourist destination. Credit: Tim Goode/EMPICS Entertainment

A 39-year-old British man has been killed and a 32-year-old injured following a suspected deliberate hit-and-run in Cyprus.

Cyprus Police said the two men were struck by a car as they walked along a road near Paphos at about 2.30am, with the older man pronounced dead at the scene.

He has been named locally as Charlie Birch from Powys.

The second man was taken to hospital in Paphos with non life-threatening injuries, police added.

The force said two people, a 35-year-old man and 23-year-old woman, are facing charges of premeditated murder.

We are offering advice and support to the family of a British man following his death in Cyprus, and are in contact with the Cypriot authorities.

– Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson