Dartford: Stab Victim Family Wants 'Justice'

The mother a Kent holidaymaker stabbed to death in Ayia Napa has spoken of her family's need to gain justice amid reports two suspects have been arrested.

Estate agent George Low, 22, from Dartford, died from a stab wound to the neck during a week-long break in the coastal town in Cyprus.

His friend, Ben Barker, also 22, suffered four knife wounds to his back during the pre-dawn attack while they walked down a busy street on Sunday. His injuries are not life-threatening.

Cyprus police published pictures and issued warrants for the arrest of Turkish Cypriot men Mehmet Akinpar, 22, and 42-year-old Sali Ahmet.

According to reports, the pair have now been held on the Turkish side of the island for an offence unconnected to the fatal stabbing, and have been remanded in custody.

Mr Low's mother Helen, 47, welcomed the development and said: "We have not heard anything official from CID, but we are aware of the reports and are overjoyed.

"We just want justice for George and Ben, who has been left traumatised by all this. We want justice for them both and will now have to wait.''

Investigators are treating the case as murder and attempted murder. Mrs Low said George's body has still not been flown back to the UK to allow preparations for his funeral to go ahead.

Her son had spent two previous seasons in the resort as a club rep and manager, and was last there in June celebrating his birthday.

She said her son's death had devastated her, her husband, postman Martyn, 55, and their children Wesley, Laura, Oliver and Millie.

 

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