British man dies from stab wound in Cypriot resort


A British man has been stabbed to death in the holiday resort of Ayia Napa in Cyprus.

The 22-year-old, believed to be George Low, died from a stab wound to the neck in the party town. 

Another Briton was wounded during the pre-dawn knife attack, said police in Cyprus.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office said: "We are providing support to the family of a British national who sadly died in Cyprus on 14th August and will remain in contact with the local authorities who are investigating."

The two Britons, both 22, were attacked while they were walking down a busy street, said Famagusta district assistant police chief Georgios Economou.

The other man suffered four stab wounds to his back which are not life-threatening.

There is no suspicion that the attack was terrorism-related. 

Tributes have been paid on social media, with Jason Woods writing on Facebook: "Words can't describe what you meant to me. I was lucky to have you as a brother and I am truly heartbroken by this tragedy!! Just looking back at the first time we met and I was lucky enough to meet one of the best guys in my life."

He added: "Love you so much. RIP George Low."

Niamh Rose wrote: "Still struggling to process this, rest in peace George Low you've touched the lives of so many my thoughts go out to your family."