Greek Woman Set Briton's Genitals On Fire
A 26-year-old Greek woman, Marina Fanouraki, set fire to the genitals of Stuart Feltham, a 20-year-old British tourist, in Crete, who she claims attempted to sexually harass her while drunk at a crowded bar.
According to the police, the British tourist took down his pants and started waving his genitals at several girls at the bar, before allegedly groping the suspect. After she asked him to stop harassing her and failed, she poured Sambuca, an aniseed liqueur, on his genitals, seized a lighter, and torched his genitals.
The man suffered second degree burns and is being treated in a private clinic in Iraklion, Crete. The woman turned herself over to police and claimed that the incident was her "right to self-defence." She will be further questioned by a magistrate in the city of Iraklion.
The case has been widely discussed on Greek television, and there has been precious little sympathy for the young Briton, said our correspondent. He added that many Greeks are sickened by British bad behaviour in Malia and other resorts.
A small crowd is reported to have shouted "bravo, bravo", as she was led away by police.
The incident comes as an embarrassment amid the increased attempts by the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office to quell the number of drink-and-sex related crimes that are plaguing European resorts dominated by British youth.