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Posted on: 23/Mar/2011

The trial of a British man accused of causing the death of a fellow countryman in a nightclub fight during a Greek island holiday has opened after several postponements.

Andrew Symeou is accused of punching Jonathan Hiles off a platform in a nightclub on the island of Zakynthos in July 2007. Hiles died of his injuries in hospital.

The trial opened in the western city of Patras Tuesday with testimony from two of Hiles' friends - one of whom was present at the alleged punching - and his father. All three claimed Symeou was involved in the incident.

Symeou denies he was in the club. He has been charged with causing fatal bodily injuries, a felony with a minimum five-year sentence.

The trial, which had been postponed three times, will resume on April 6. (AP)


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