The mother of a teenager from South Yorkshire who died at the foot of a nightclub stairs on a Greek island has welcomed the news that there could at last be prosecutions.
17 year-old student, Matthew Cryer, was on his first holiday without his parents when he was ejected from a nightclub and found dead at the bottom of a steep flight of stairs on the island of Zante.
His parents have been campaigning for justice since his death five years ago and now they have been informed by their lawyers in Zante that prosecutors are going ahead with a case against the nightclub owners and three of the bouncers.
Matthew's mother, Jo Froud, from Killamarsh, near Sheffield, said it was likely a lesser charge than murder could be brought against the men.
it could be next year before the case comes to trial.
A family who've waited five years for answers about their son's death asked again today for the government to help. Matthew Cryer from Killamarsh died on the Mediterranean island of Zante in 2008 - he was only 17 and on holiday for the first time without his parents.
The Greek police have promised to investigate but the case keeps stalling. Today Matthew's family went to the Foreign Office to push for progress.
The family of teenager Matthew Cryer, from Killamarsh, who died from head injuries outside a bar while on holiday in Zante almost five years ago will meet Europe Minister David Lidington later to urge him to put pressure on the Greek authorities to bring Matthew's alleged killers to trial.
The family and friends of Matthew Cryer, the Sheffield teenager killed whilst on holiday in Zante, are holding a music festival in his memory. Matthew, who was 17, died after being punched and thrown down metal steps by bouncers in a bar in the resort of Laganas.
A British coroner ruled he'd been unlawfully killed, but 4 years on, no-one has been charged in connection with his death.
- 'Mattfest' is a 12 hour event
- It takes place tomorrow at Birley Hotel in Sheffield
- 9 bands
- Money raised will be split between Matthew's Trust Fund and Bluebell Wood Hospice
The Father of Matthew Cryer- the teenager killed whilst on holiday in Zante - is in Greece to give evidence to prosecutors - in what his family hope is a breakthrough in the case.
Matthew Cryer from North Derbyshire died four years ago after being punched by nightclub bouncers and falling down a flight of steps. His killers have never been caught. An in depth file into Matthew's death was sent to the Greek Authorities. David Cryer will meet magistrates today in Zante.
The father of Matthew Cryer, the Sheffield teenager killed whilst on holiday in Zante, has been called to give evidence to Greek prosecutors in what his family hope is a breakthrough.
Matthew, who was 17, died after being punched and thrown down metal steps by bouncers in a bar in the resort of Laganas.
A British coroner ruled he'd been unlawfully killed, but four years on no-one has been charged in connection with Matthew's death. Now David Cryer, along with a British police officer and two key witnesses from the inquest, are to travel to Zante to meet local magistrates.
The family of Killamarsh teenager Matthew Cryer, who died in Zante in 2008, spoke to us ahead of meeting MPs and the Minister for Europe
The family of Matthew Cryer from Killamarsh, who died on holiday in Zante, are meeting with MPs and the Europe Minister in London.
17 year old Matthew died at the foot of steep stairs outside a bar in Greece in 2008. His family have been running a campaign to get justice for his death.
The family of Matthew Cryer, the Sheffield youngster killed on holiday in Zante in 2008, will continue their fight for justice at a meeting in Westminster. They'll meet a government minister and two MPs.