Sunday 25 September 2016

Briton killed and another wounded in knife attack at Cyprus resort

Published 14/08/2016 | 14:51

Police in Cyprus believe the assailants were foreign nationals
Police in Cyprus believe the assailants were foreign nationals

One British man was fatally stabbed and another wounded during a pre-dawn knife attack at the coastal resort of Ayia Napa, police in Cyprus said.

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Famagusta district assistant police chief Georgios Economou said on Sunday the two Britons, both 22 years old, were attacked while they were walking down a busy street by two knife-wielding men shortly after getting into a shoving match with one of them.

Mr Economou said there is no suspicion the attack was terrorism-related. No names have been released.

One Briton died from a stab wound to the neck. The other suffered four stab wounds to his back, but they are not life-threatening.

Mr Economou said, according to witness accounts, the two assailants, who are still being sought, appeared to be foreign nationals.

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