Corelli killings arrests

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GREEK police arrested two men yesterday in connection with the murder last week of two Britons on the island of Cephalonia, writes Paul Donovan.

Roy Eccles and his wife Judith from Eaton Ford, St Neots, Cambridgeshire, moved to the peaceful island three months ago after being inspired by the bestselling book, Captain Corelli's Mandolin.

But late on Thursday night the couple were found stabbed to death in their beds at their villa on the edge of the village of Lixouri. Their car was found abandoned 15 miles away.

The Eccles had sold their pounds 130,000 detached four-bedroom home in Cambridgeshire to start their new life on Cephalonia after becoming disillusioned with Britain.

A Greek police officer has confirmed that two men , believed to be Albanians, were being held in custody awaiting the completion of forensic tests at police headquarters in Athens.

"Now we are waiting for tests to come back from Athens. We have sent off clothes and blood samples, but they will take two days to come back," he said.