A British tourist who was set on fire was recovering in a private clinic in Crete today after he allegedly pulled down his trousers in front of a Greek woman.
Stuart Feltham, 23, from Swindon, Wiltshire, suffered second-degree burns after a 26-year-old woman allegedly poured a highly flammable alcoholic drink over him and set fire to him with a lighter.
The woman will appear in court today in the city of Iraklion, in northern Crete, charged with assault.
According to reports, she said she was acting in self-defence after the man exposed himself to a number of women in a bar, then fondled her against her wishes.
The story has made national headlines in Greece, where some have hailed the woman as a heroine.
A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that in the early hours of Tuesday a 23-year-old British male national was assaulted in Crete.
"We understand he suffered burns on his chest and abdomen.
"He has been receiving consular assistance."
Even worse than seeing women's privacy violated on social media is reading the accompanying comments that show such a lack of empathy.— Emma Watson (@EmWatson) September 1, 2014