British man beaten to death in Greek hotel 'by jealous husband'

British man is beaten to death in Greek hotel ‘by jealous husband whose wife he was having an affair with’

  • A British man has been found dead in a hotel room on the Greek Island of  Ithaca
  • The victim was reportedly beaten after he had an affair with his attacker’s wife 
  • A 52-year-old suspect who lives on the island has been arrested by local police 

A British man has been beaten to death on a Greek island by the jealous husband of a woman he was having an affair with, according to reports.

The 40-year-old British man was found dead in a hotel on the island of Ithaca on Sunday with severe head injuries, according to local media.

His attacker, a 54-year-old man who lived on the island, was said to have flown into a rage and attacked the British tourist at the Familia Hotel in the town of Vathy.

The victim was kicked and punched in the head and body in his hotel room, InKefalonia reports.

The 40-year-old British man was found dead in his room at the Familia Hotel in the town of Vathy on the Greek island of Ithaca

The attacker then got a taxi to the nearby village where he lives, reports state.

According to local media the British man arrived last Thursday and began an affair with the suspect’s wife – a 42-year-old British woman, who is believed to have a South African passport.

A row over custody of the couple’s eight-year-old daughter is thought to be behind the the attack, as the couple had marital problems for months, local media report.

Police launched a murder investigation and said a suspect was arrested the next day. 

The man and woman are being held by the attorney general on the nearby island of Kefalonia, police said. 

The town of Vathy on the Greek island of Ithaca where a British man died after being attack in his hotel room

In a statement to local media, the Ithaca Police Department said: ‘The investigation was resolved immediately, following a systematic and thorough investigation by the Argostoli Security Department in collaboration with the Ithaca Police Department, after a fatal injury to a 40-year-old in Ithaca.

‘The 40-year-old foreigner was found dead in a hotel room in Ithaca and informed the Ithaca Police Department and the corresponding Health Centre.’

An Foreign Office spokesman said: ‘We are supporting the family of a British man following his death in Ithaca and are in contact with the Greek authorities.’ 

After the attack, the suspect was said to have got a taxi from the victim’s hotel in Vathy to the nearby village where he was said to lives

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