Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 31 August 2014

Briton stabbed on Turkish holiday

Two men are reported to have been arrested over the stabbing of a British man in Turkey

A British teenager is critically ill in hospital in Turkey after being repeatedly stabbed.

The 17-year-old, named in reports as Dwaine Ward, was discovered in a garden in the Tepe district of the popular holiday resort of Marmaris.

Two men are reported to have been arrested over the stabbing.

The Foreign Office said it was aware that a British teenager had been taken to hospital.

A spokesman said: "We are aware of the case and can confirm that we are aware of the hospitalisation of a British national in Marmaris on June 25. We are providing consular assistance."

The teenager was taken to the intensive care unit of Marmaris State Hospital after suffering at least 10 stab wounds, the Daily Mail reported.

Local residents spotted his bloody body lying in a garden at around 7.30am on Tuesday, the newspaper said. A doctor was said to have stabilised him at the scene before paramedics took him to hospital.

Dwaine was staying at the Ali Baba Hotel with his brother and mother where they are thought to have been on holiday, the newspaper reported.

His mother said: "Dwaine's facing another operation this morning. His dad's flying out from the UK to be with him. I'm too distressed to talk about it."

Turkey's Daily News reported that the teenager was improving after suffering up to 20 stab wounds.

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