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Briton's killing trial postponed

A Greek court has postponed the trial of a Briton accused of killing another British man on a holiday island.

Andrew Symeou, from Middlesex, is accused of punching Jonathan Hiles, from Cardiff, off a platform in a nightclub on the island of Zakinthos in July 2007. He died of his injuries later in hospital.

Symeou has been charged with causing fatal bodily injuries, an offence that can carry a minimum five-year prison sentence.

The court in the western Greek town of Patras has set a new trial date for March 10, after a lawyer for Hiles' family asked for more time to review the case, saying he had only been appointed the previous day.


From Belfast Telegraph