Woman Held Over Ayia Napa Tourist Stabbing

A woman has been arrested over the death of a British holidaymaker in the Cyprus resort of Ayia Napa. George Low, 22, died from a stab wound to the neck on the last day of his week-long break in the party town, on Sunday. The estate agent, from Dartford, Kent, was attacked as he and a friend walked down a busy street in the early morning.

His friend, Ben Barker, also 22, was knifed four times in the back but his injuries were not life threatening. Police say they were assaulted by two knife-wielding men after getting into a shoving match with one of them.

Woman Held Over Ayia Napa Tourist Stabbing

Ayia Napa has been popular with tourists for more than a decade. File pic

Detectives have issued arrest warrants for two men, both Turkish Cypriots, as part of the investigation into Mr Low’s death. The Cyprus Mail newspaper reported that the pair are aged 22 and 43 and were thought to have fled to the north of the island, outside the jurisdiction of the Republic of Cyprus, where the resort is situated.

Police in Cyprus told the Associated Press that the woman placed under arrest, believed to be a 49-year-old Greek Cypriot, was detained after being questioned by investigators. The Mail newspaper said she had been arrested as an accessory. A knife found at the scene has been sent away for analysis.

Mr Low is understood to have worked in Ayia Napa as a club rep and manager for two seasons, and visited again in June to celebrate his birthday. Earlier this week, Mr Low’s mother, Helen, 47, said her husband Martyn and their children Wesley, Laura, Oliver and Millie, were heartbroken.”

Mrs Low, a community carer, said: “We cannot believe something like this could happen to our son. We’re just struggling.

“He loved it over there and everybody loved him.

There was something special about George.

He would speak to people and they would instantly love him.

“Nobody could say anything bad about George.”

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