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Crete stabbing death Briton named

A British teenager who died after being stabbed in the chest while on holiday in Crete has been named.

Tyrell Matthews-Burton, 19, from Leyton, east London, was killed during a scuffle between nearly 30 people who police on the Greek island said were also British.

A British man, also 19, has been arrested on suspicion of stabbing Mr Matthews-Burton, who was known as Sterling, while 17 other people have also been detained in connection with the incident, which took place in the resort of Malia at dawn on Tuesday.

The remainder of those involved are being sought by officers from Hersonissos Police Department.

Harry Nye, 18, from Kent, said he witnessed the fight, which is understood to have taken place outside the Safari Club.

He told the Daily Mirror: "We saw one guy having his head stamped on and this other lad just fell straight. I've never seen that much blood. The paramedics took ages to get there and the police were stood around like, 'It's just another Brit'. They couldn't have cared less."

BBC Radio 1 DJ Tim Westwood, who was playing at the club in the early hours of Tuesday morning wrote about the incident on Twitter. "Saddest nite in Malia," he wrote, later adding: "Sterling - deepest sympathies to the family and friends".

Mr Matthews-Burton's friends and loved ones have also been paying tribute on the social networking site.

@camaraofficial wrote: "Tyrell, one of the sweetest people I've met... Hard-working & warm, may you rest in Peace... My heart goes out to your Family and Friends ?X". @WalcottLue tweeted: "Tyrell my brother, God is with you now. May peace be brought to his family & loved ones. RIP ? we won't forget you xx."

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in Malia, Crete, on the 23rd July. We are providing consular assistance to the family."

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