Woman arrested over fatal stabbing of Briton in Cyprus


Police in Cyprus investigating the fatal stabbing of a British holidaymaker and the wounding of another in the coastal resort of Ayia Napa have arrested a woman.

Detectives have issued arrest warrants for a further two individuals, both Turkish Cypriot men, as they probe the death of George Low.

The 22-year-old from Kent died after he and his friend were attacked in the popular coastal resort in the early hours of Sunday morning.

It is alleged they were assaulted by two knife-wielding men after getting into a shoving match with one of them on a busy street.

Mr Low's was stabbed in the neck and his friend, Ben Barker, also 22, suffered four stab wounds to his back in the attack. His injuries are not life-threatening.

A Cyprus policeman told The Associated Press that the Greek Cypriot woman was placed under arrest after being questioned by investigators.

Mr Low's mother, Helen, 47, said the pair had been due to fly back home on Sunday.

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."