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Irish pensioner arrested in Cyprus after loaded guns and crossbow found in his home

The man is being questioned by police.

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AN IRISHMAN HAS been arrested in Cyprus after police found a cache of weapons which included a shotgun and a crossbow in his home.

According to Cypriot police, the 69-year-old man was detained in the Paphos area of the country on Thursday.

After obtaining a warrant, police entered the man’s home and found a number of guns, a silencer, a crossbow and ammunition.

The Department of Foreign Affairs said that it had not been contacted over the arrest.

A spokesman said: “We have not been contacted for assistance with this case but stand ready to provide any consular assistance that is required.”

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