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Briton death trial opens in Greece

The trial of a British man accused of causing the death of another Briton in a nightclub fight during a Greek island holiday has opened after several postponements.

Andrew Symeou, 22, from Middlesex, is accused of punching Jonathan Hiles, 18, from Cardiff, off a platform in a nightclub on the island of Zakinthos in July 2007. He died of his injuries later in hospital.

The trial opened in the western city of Patras with evidence from two of Mr Hiles' friends - one of whom was in the nightclub - and his father Denzil. All three claimed Symeou was involved in the incident.

Symeou denies he was in the club. He has been charged with causing fatal bodily injuries, which carries a minimum five-year sentence.

The trial, which had been postponed three times, will resume on April 6.


From Belfast Telegraph