Woman In Court Over George Low Stabbing
18 August 2016, 19:28
A woman, who has been arrested in connection with the death of a Kent man in the Cypriot resort of Ayia Napa has told police that he and a friend were attacked after being caught urinating in public.
Estate agent George Low, 22, from Dartford was on a trip to visit friends and former work colleagues when he was stabbed in the neck.
His friend, Ben Barker, also 22, suffered four knife wounds to his back during the attack while they walked down a busy street in the early hours of Sunday. His injuries are not life-threatening.
A 48-year-old woman who appeared at Famagusta District Court on Wednesday in connection with the case told investigators the attack was triggered after the pair were seen urinating.
Cyprus police have published pictures and issued warrants for the arrest of Turkish Cypriot men Mehmet Akinpar, 22, and 42-year-old Sali Ahmet.
Investigators who are treating the case as murder and attempted murder have urged locals with information to contact their nearest police station.
The police official said the woman has not been charged and has been ordered by the court into police custody for eight days pending further inquiries.
Mr Low's mother, Helen, 47, said the pair had been due to fly back home on Sunday - and that his death had left the entire family "numb''.
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.
Mrs Low, a community carer, said: ``We're just heartbroken. We cannot believe something like this could happen to our son.''