Matthew Cryer's father to meet with MPs to speed up justice campaign

Matthew Cryer, who was killed in Zante in 2008 Photo:

The father of a teenager killed on a Greek island will meet with MPs today as part of his search for justice.

David Cryer's son Matthew, from Killamarsh near Rotherham, was killed outside a bar in Laganas, Zante, on July 21 2008.

A coroner in the UK concluded Matthew had been unlawfully killed and criticised the Greek authorities for failing to find out how he was injured. It was initially claimed his injuries had been caused by excessive drinking.

Matthew had gone to Greece after completing a college course. He had worked at a Burger King branch in Sheffield to fund his education.

Post-mortem examinations were carried out both in Greece and by a Home Office pathologist in Britain. He had 20 separate injuries and bruising was found on his body.

Greek police confirmed a year ago they would reopen the case. Recently Matthew's parents were told they could have a lawyer who lives and works in Zante to represent them - something they have long campaigned for.

Today, Mr Cryer will meet with Clive Betts and local MEP Linda McAvan to see how they can speed up the legal process further, and bring those responsible for his death to justice.