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Inquest Held into Death of George Low

Inquest Held into Death of George Low

December 02
16:58 2018

An inquest into the death of a British holiday maker was held in court in Paralimni on Friday.

The parents of George Low (22) who was fatally stabbed in Ayia Napa in August 2016 attended the hearing.

Martyn and Helen Low told BBC News before they left their home in Dartford, Kent for Cyprus that they had many questions about how he died.

All we know is George was stabbed and he died from those injuries,” Helen Low told the BBC. “We don’t know any details but I think we need to hear them to help us.

North Cyprus News - Salih Ahmet - Mehmet AkpinarThe two men, Mehmet Akpinar (22) and Salih Ahmed (43), suspected of Low’s murder fled to North Cyprus after the fatal stabbing. They were both arrested for crossing the border illegally through a military zone.

Akpinar was sentenced to three week jail and then deported to Turkey. Salih was charged with trespass and using a fake ID card. He served 10 months and was then taken to Turkey. Both men are free and are believed to be in Turkey.

Many in the UK, friends and family of George Low, MPs and the then Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson have spoken about the fact that the two suspects were not handed over to South Cyprus by the TRNC to answer the charges.

Low’s family issued a petition to both the UK and EU parliaments and to PM Theresa May, to pressure Turkey to hand over the two men accused of Low’s murder and also for the attempted murder of Low’s friend Ben Barker.

Barker also received stab wounds in the back but survived the attack.

The judge is expected to issue his findings in the near future. No date has been set, as yet.

Cyprus Mail