British youth killed in Laganas
Archimedes: July 2011
British youth killed in Laganas Zante.
A 19-year-old British holidaymaker has been killed and four of his friends injured in a knife attack in Laganas on the Greek island of Zante. Two Greek taxi drivers are being held by police after the attack in the early hours of July 12 outside a fast food restaurant in the popular Zante holiday resort. One of the offenders is believed to have complained that the British youths were using laser guns on the taxi drivers.
Police say one offender took a knife from inside a taxi and stabbed the 19-year-old boy, Robert Sebbage, who was fatally wounded by a stab to the heart. The others suffered stab wounds to the stomachs, arms, legs and backs.
Following the attack the offender, along with a friend, ran away and one of them is believed to have thrown the knife into the sea.
According to the police, the incident happened outside a fast food restaurant on the main road in holiday resort of Laganas Zante just after 3am.
Three hours later police arrested a 21-year-old taxi driver in his house and later, another man was arrested as an accomplice. They both vanished from the scene immediately after the violent attack.
Early on July 13th, divers swam into the sea and found the missing knife. The four wounded youths are all British and are received treatments at the General State Hospital of Zakynthos.