Brit beaten to death on Greek island after ‘having affair with local man’s wife’ – The Sun

A BRIT suspected of cheating with a man’s wife has been beaten to death in a hotel — allegedly by her husband.

The unnamed 40 year-old Brit was found in a hotel on the island of Ithaca on Sunday with severe head injuries.

Local Kostas Skarmeas, 54, has been arrested and remanded after the vicious attack on Saturday evening.

His wife, a 42 year-old woman thought to be British with a South African passport, was also arrested after leaving the man with severe injuries in a hotel.

A local source said: “The husband is said to have been in a jealous rage, believing that his 42-year-old wife, with whom he has an eight-year-old child, was in a long term relationship with the victim.”

The Brit arrived on the island on Thursday and met his lover at the Familia Hotel in the town of Vathy.

An expat living on the island said: “No one knew who this guy was, but it was well known that Kostas’ marriage was on the rocks.

'JEALOUS RAGE'

“She had been thinking of leaving him, but Kostas was enraged at the thought of his little girl being taken off the island.

“It’s a very small community and everyone is in total shock.”

The couple are being held by the Attorney General on the nearby island of Kefalonia.

Local police said: “The investigation was resolved immediately, following a systematic and thorough investigation by the Argostoli Security Department in collaboration with the Ithaca Police Department, after a fatal injury to a 40-year-old in Ithaca.

“The 40-year-old foreigner was found dead in a hotel room in Ithaca and informed the Ithaca Police Department and the corresponding Health Centre.”

An FCO spokesperson said: “We are supporting the family of a British man following his death in Ithaca and are in contact with the Greek authorities.”

The hotel owner said: “All I can tell you is that a young man died at our hotel. We have all been shocked, society has been shocked. Whatever the case, a life is gone.”

A neighbour added: “The divorce proceedings had begun and he wanted the little kid to keep it here. She wanted to take it with her.

“She did not refuse to split up, but she had a problem with the child because her husband wanted to have custody.”

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