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Police looking for 3rd man in Ayia Napa killing

18 August 2016

The Greek Cypriot Police have told Famagusta district court on Wednesday that they are looking for a third Turkish Cypriot who is linked to the stabbing of a British tourist in Ayia Napa on Sunday.

He is said to be from Nicosia and police say that they have testimony that he was involved in helping the two Turkish Cypriot males involved in the stabbing, to escape.

George Low was fatally stabbed in the neck and died on Sunday. His friend who was also stabbed in the back however, is not in a critical condition. The two men were involved in an altercation with two Turkish Cypriots in Ayia Napa on Sunday evening. The Turkish Cypriots had upbraided the two Britons for urinating in public. Following which it is said that they were attacked by the two Turkish Cypriots Mehmet Akpinar aka Memo (22) (rhs of photo) and Sali Ahmet, (43). Apparently both men were carrying knives and are believed to have fled to the North.

Police discovered a 10cm knife close to the scene of the crime.

Sources close to the investigation say that the British High Commission is expected to pressure the TRNC authorities to hand over the two suspects.

Meanwhile, investigators have uncovered some of the movements of the suspects through CCTV footage and the authorities are on the lookout at the island’s airports, ports and crossing points to the North.

Cyprus Mail

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