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Four convicted of attack on Oxford footballer 'will come home'

Four Britons have been found guilty of an attack on a former Oxford United footballer who was stabbed with a broken bottle and had his head stamped on while on holiday in Crete.

Robert Hughes, from Croydon, south London, was left with brain damage after the attack in June 2008 in Malia.

Curtis Taylor, Sean Branton, Daniel Bell and Joe Bruckland, all from Surrey, were convicted of causing grievous bodily harm on Thursday and sentenced to four years, suspended pending an appeal.

Lawyer Georgios Pyromallis, who represented Taylor, Branton and Bell, said that the term is likely to be converted to a fine. He said today: "We lodged the appeal right after the verdict and either today or tomorrow they will return to the UK."

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Taxi driver cleared of murder but guilty of killing Robert Sebbage

Robert Sebbage Credit: ITV meridian

A taxi driver has been cleared of murdering 18 year old Robert Sebbage from Hampshire.

Selios Morfis was convicted of causing deadily bodily injury without intent and sentenced to 11 years in prison in Patras, Greece.

Robert, from Tadley was killed and four of his friends were injured during a night out on the Greek island of Zante last July.

It was alleged they were attacked after a row broke out between them and a group of taxi drivers.

Friends tell of Greek holiday murder

Parents Andy and Rhian Sebbage arrive at North Hampshire Coroner's Court for the inquest into the death of Robert Sebbage last October. Credit: PA

The trial of a Greek taxi driver accused of murdering a teenager from Hampshire on the holiday island of Zakynthos has heard from the friends who witnessed his death.

Callum Lane, Steven Granston and Jordan Manson described how Robert Sebbage, 18, died during an argument from a single stab to the heart.

The three men appeared on the second day of the trial of Stelios Morfis in the southern port city of Patras.

The taxi driver, 22, denies the murder of the teenager from Tadley in Hampshire. He has apologised for the stabbing, saying he lashed out with a pocket knife after being taunted by a group of British youths. Another man, Dimosthenes Mylonas, 26, has been charged as an accomplice.

All three witnesses were injured in the stabbing attack on the island on July 13 last year. Mr Sebbage was on holiday with eight friends when he was killed during their last night out when the group got into an argument with two taxi drivers.

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Back in time to the origins of the Olympics

This time last week we had the Olympic flame travelling through our region. It was lit from the sun's rays at a temple in Olympia - the very place the games began in Greece nearly three thousand years ago.

It's hard to imagine what the competition was like for the sporty, ancient Greeks, but archaeologists may have found the answer.

Sally Simmonds has been to Greece to find out more. Click on the link below to see her delightful report and beautiful pictures.

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