Wednesday 28 September 2016

British man killed and another wounded in Ayia Napa knife attack

Published 14/08/2016 | 16:10

Ayia Napa beach
Ayia Napa beach

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.

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

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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