Police guard held in Grevena
A 30-year-old police special guard alleged to have murdered a 52-year-old taxi driver in Kastoria, northern Greece, last week was remanded in custody yesterday. The suspect is the officer who shot and arrested Nikos Maziotis – the self-professed leader of guerrilla group Revolutionary Struggle – during a shootout at Monastiraki, central Athens, in 2014. The guard initially told investigators that he killed the cabbie in order to rob him before attributing the attack to personal differences. After his testimony before a magistrate, the guard was transferred to a prison in Grevena. The family of the police officer issued an apology to the victim’s family on Sunday. The victim was shot in the head and back.