Further information has emerged about a man believed to be connected to the disappearance of two 11 year old boys from their primary school at Kamares in Larnaca earlier on Tuesday.
The two children have been named as Themistoclis Doglis and Philippos Stamataki.
The man was described as heavy built, weighing some 100 kilos. He is believed to be aged between 50 and 60 and to be 1.70 to 1.75 metres tall. His hand was bandaged.
The man is also reported to have a beard, and was wearing dark coloured trousers, a black T shirt with a vivid pattern in the front, a dark sleeveless waistcoat and a dark beret.
Some reports said the man had introduced himself to the children as their new teacher. Other reports said that he asked the children to help him carry some books.
He is using a grey saloon. Neighbourhood Watch said it was a Nissan Sunny.
Police have launched a massive operation to find the children. The search is being coordinated by police chief Zacharias Chrysostomou who called off a scheduled trip to The Hague to participate in a meeting of European police chiefs.
Ports, airports and the checkpoints have been alerted while a police helicopter is also involved in the search.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Larnaca CID on telephone 24804024 or 24804016, the closest police station or the citizen’s hot line on telephone 1460.