BRITS HELD OVER STABBING ON CRETE
A BRITISH man, 19, was arrested on suspicion of stabbing a fellow Brit to death during a mass brawl on the Greek holiday isle of Crete.
Another 17 Britons were arrested for their part in the melee.
The victim, also 19, was stabbed in the chest with a knife and died as he was being taken to hospital.
The violent altercation occurred in the early hours of yesterday morning outside a bar in Malia, which is a notorious party destination.
Police officials said nearly 30 British people were involved in the fight.
A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman said: “We can confirm the death of a British national in Malia, Greece, on July 23. We stand ready to provide consular assistance to the family.
“We are aware of the arrests of a number of British nationals in Malia, Crete, on July 23. We are in touch with the local authorities and stand ready to provide consular assistance.”
In May the British ambassador to Greece, John Kittmer, launched a Holiday Hangover campaign in Malia to help promote responsible behaviour by young British tourists.
In 2011 a film of teen comedy The Inbetweeners was shot in the resort.