British tourist killed in Greece

British tourist killed in Greece

A British holidaymaker has been killed and four of his friends injured on the Greek island of Zakynthos in an argument with a Greek taxi driver, who had allegedly been harassed by the tourists.

The 19-year-old, from Basingstoke, was stabbed to death at 3am in Laganas, the island's infamous party resort.

The other four were rushed to hospital. One was in a serious condition and underwent surgery for stab wounds to the chest and neck.

Local police said the fight broke out after the drivers were harassed by the holidaymakers as they ate at a fast-food restaurant.

One of the drivers is alleged to have pulled out a knife during the argument and to have fatally stabbed the 19-year-old man in the heart.

"He used a knife and stabbed all five. One of them died, the other four were hospitalised," said a police official told the Daily Telegraph.

The taxi driver reportedly threw the weapon into the sea but it was later recovered by police. One of the taxi drivers later confessed and showed police where the knife was.

He was arrested at his home a few hours later, and the second driver was arrested as an accomplice to the crime.

 

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