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British holidaymaker killed in Greece

British holidaymaker killed in Greece

A British holidaymaker has been killed in Greece, according to local police.

A further four British visitors were injured, one seriously, following the incident in the early hours of this morning.

Two Greek taxi drivers, aged 21 and 25-years-of-age, have been charged with murder and complicity to commit murder respectively.

They will appear in court later today.

The unnamed British 19-year-old was stabbed on the island of Zakynthos at the popular Laganas resort.

Witnesses told the Reuters news agency an argument had broken out after a group of tourists shone laser pens at two local men at a restaurant.

The British Foreign Office said it was in contact with the families of those involved and is providing consular assistance.

“We can confirm that five British nationals were involved in a serious incident in Zakynthos, Greece,” a spokeswoman told the BBC.

“Sadly, this resulted in the death of one British national and the hospitalisation of four others, one in a serious condition.”