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.