Rowdy British tourists to be kept in 'special drinking zones' in Malia, Crete

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Rowdy British tourists to be kept in 'special drinking zones' in Malia, Crete


Drunken British holidaymakers in party resort Malia, Crete could be corralled into separate drinking zones following the murder of a teenager last week.

Mayor of Malia, Zacharias Doxastakis, told the Sunday Express that he promises to clamp down on drunken Brits' "wretched antics" turning the Greek holiday island into a "battlefield".

Speaking to the newspaper, he said: "They can't come to our country and run riot. Just because our country is in crisis we don't need to accept such behaviour.

"We are considering setting up special zones, clubs that will host young Britons and where they can do everything they want to do but in an area that is closely monitored."

Doxastakis told BBC Radio 5 live that drunken British "creatures" have given Malia a bad reputation.

"They are very nice young guys during the day. You could not explain the transformation in the night - they transform into other creatures.

Rowdy British tourists to be kept in 'special drinking zones' in Malia, Crete



"The fights and disputes between them are over football or something else. We have no idea why this is happening.

"Those fights start somewhere else but then take place here so Malia becomes a battlefield.

"This is not fair because we have the bad reputation and all the problems but we can do nothing about it."

Tyrell Matthews-Burton, 19, from Leyton, East London, was stabbed to death in a bar brawl between dozens of Britons.

Myles Litchmore-Dunbar, 19, from Catford, South London, has been charged with his murder and two other men have been charged with complicity in the murder.

According to the Daily Mail, it was initially believed the murder was gang-related but Greek police now think the teenager was killed after a row over a woman.

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