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Otley plumber detained in Greece arrives home

A plumber from West Yorkshire locked up in one of Greece's toughest jails for crimes he didn't commit has finally been able to return home.

Fran Prenga has now been reunited with his family in Otley after being falsely accused of more than 70 armed robberies and held behind bars for 6 months. He says he was surrounded by dangerous criminals and is going to the European Court of Human Rights to seek compensation.


Otley man found innocent - but he's still being held in Greek jail

Fran Prenger

A plumber from Otley is still being held in a Greek jail despite being found innocent 7 days ago. Fran Prenga has been in prison for more than five months. He was accused of 70 armed robberies after being a victim of mistaken identity.

A paperwork blunder means he could have to stay in jail for several months.


Otley man could be held for up to a month despite being cleared of crimes

A man from Otley who has been cleared of more than 70 armed robberies in Greece could remain in prison for another month.

Fran and Louise Prenga

Fran Prenga was found innocent of the crimes at a court in Athens, but despite being a free man it emerges that the court failed to complete some paperwork, which means Mr Prenga remains behind bars.

It is a requirement under Greek Law that forms are sent to the prison concerned to aid release. However, a strike in Greece meant this has not happened. Mr Prenga could now be in prison for up to a month before all documentation is finalised.

Support for accused plumber locked up in Greece

The wife of a West Yorkshire plumber who says he's been falsely accused of carrying out a string of armed robberies in Greece is preparing to fly out to the country to help him clear his name.

Fran Prenga is behind bars and about to stand trial for the crimes. Now, his wife insists she can prove it's a case of mistaken identity. Ben Erlam has been to meet her.

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