Theresa May demands justice for murder victim George Low

Prime Minister Theresa May has called for the two suspects wanted for the murder in Cyprus of tourist George Low, 22, to be brought to justice.

Low was stabbed in the neck during an unprovoked attack in the resort of Ayia Napa on Sunday, August 14, and died soon after.

The Greek Cypriot police issued warrants for 43-year-old Sali Musa Ahmet and 22-year-old Mehmet Akpinar on suspicion of murder, but they were instead arrested by Turkish officers for trespassing a military zone in the TRNC on Friday, August 19.

Ahmet was sentenced to one year’s imprisonment for illegally crossing into the north 670 times since 2011, while Akpinar was walked free after serving a three month sentence while in custody.

George Low’s family and friends have begun a petition calling on the UK government to put pressure on the Turkish authorities to release the pair for a murder trial.

During Prime Minister’s Question time on Wednesday, Dartford MP Gareth Johnson asked the Prime Minister what was being done.


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