Malia murder suspect still in prison one year on

Myles Litchmore-Dunbar, who was charged for the fatal stabbing of Tyrell Matthews-Burton, is still awaiting trial. His family says he is innocent.

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Myles Litchmore-Dunbar given trial date over Malia murder

The family of Myles Litchmore-Dunbar say he is innocent Credit: Family handout

One year on from the fatal stabbing of 19-year-old Tyrell Matthews-Burton on the holiday resort of Malia in Crete, the man accused of his murder, Myles Litchmore-Dunbar, is still awaiting trial.

The 20-year-old has been charged with the murder of the east Londoner following a fight that broke out amongst a group of British tourists outside a bar on July 22nd 2014.

The legal team for Mr Litchmore-Dunbar say he has been given a trial date in October.

Lawyer Hillary Brown acting for the family in the UK says the legal team now have a complete copy of all the files. There are more than one thousand documents, all in Greek, that are now being translated.

Tyrell Matthews-Burton was killed in Crete Credit: Family handout

Tyrell Matthews-Burton from Leyton was pinned down and knifed in the chest and back.

Litchmore-Dunbar maintains his innocence and says he was attempting to break up the brawl. Nineteen others were arrested at the time but have all since been released and returned to the UK.

His family alongside MPs have questioned the handling of the case by Greek authorities. One particular issue is the return of Matthews-Burton's clothing, worn at the time of the stabbing. Such evidence would usually be retained as crucial evidence to the investigating authorities in any murder trial.

Myles' father Chris Dunbar is ecstatic his son now has a trial date and hopes he will be home for Christmas.

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