Two Britons in court over Ayia Napa attack

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Two Britons were remanded in custody when they appeared in court in Cyprus today on suspicion of attempted murder after a fellow Briton was stabbed and left in a serious condition.

Two Britons were remanded in custody when they appeared in court in Cyprus today on suspicion of attempted murder after a fellow Briton was stabbed and left in a serious condition.

Tourist Andrew Gray was attacked during a beach party on in the resort of Ayia Napa on Saturday evening.

The 35-year-old, from London, was at a Radio 1 beach party when he was knifed several times in the chest and abdomen during a scuffle.

A spokesman for Nicosia police said they had arrested two men and both had appeared before Larnaca district court, a town on the south of the island.

Jason Pinder, 29, and Cofi Achah, 21, both from London, were remanded in custody for eight days while police conduct their investigations.

Police caught up with the two men on Sunday night at Larnaca airport before they could catch a flight back to Britain, several days before the pair were due to fly home.

Police prosecutor Costas Panayiotou told the court that Mr Gray was still in a critical but stable condition at a local clinic.

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