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.
Kate Walby has the latest on the ongoing nightmare for West Yorkshire plumber Fran Prenga, who's STILL languishing in a foreign jail despite being cleared by a court.
A plumber from Otley found innocent of more than 70 armed robberies is still being held in a Greek jail. Fran Prenga should have been released last week but his family say he is still being treated like a criminal.
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 plumber Fran Prenga has been cleared of 70 armed robberies in Greece. He was a victim of mistaken identity but now may have to stay in prison for another month because of strikes in the country.
A man from Otley who has been cleared of more than 70 armed robberies in Greece could remain in prison for another month.
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.
A plumber from Otley who's been locked up in a Greek jail for more than five months accused of more than 70 armed robberies has been dramatically cleared today.
Fran Prenga was taken to court in Athens to face the charges and was found innocent of the lot, including possessing a number of weapons.
Adam Fowler reports.
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.
The wife of a plumber from Otley is preparing to fly out to Greece as he faces trial for offences he insists he did not commit.Read the full story ›