London man wanted over the murder of a teenager on the party island of Malia faces extradition to Greece

NNgreek – By Daniel Hammond

A British man wanted over the murder of a teenager celebrating his 19th birthday on the party island of Malia faces extradition to Greece.

Myles Litchmore-Dunbar, 24, was initially cleared of murdering Tyrell Matthews-Burton, 19, during a mass brawl outside a bar in 2013.

But he now faces extradition over the knife murder after a court in Greece issued a warrant for his arrest.

Mr Matthews-Burton, from Leyton, east London, was allegedly knifed in the chest on his birthday during a booze-fuelled mass brawl outside a club.

Litchmore-Dunbar spent 15 months in Greek custody after he was charged with murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

He was freed after a court found him not guilty of the killing but appeared at Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday to face calls for his extradition.

The case was relisted for January after the court heard there were complications which stopped experts appearing by video link.

Former university student Litchmore-Dunbar was bailed but told he cannot leave the country.

Litchmore-Dunbar was asked to pay £50,000 surety, which was offered in the form of his parents property.

He was also ordered to put up a further £2,000, wear an electronic tag and asked to turn in his passport.

Natasha Draycott, defending, called the extradition request ‘an injustice’.

Mr Matthews-Burton was allegedly stabbed and killed during a 30-man fracas at the party resort.

A report said he was pinned down and stabbed in the chest, leading Greek police to point the finger at Litchmore-Dunbar.

The knife used in the attack was reportedly found hidden inside a shoe at his shared room by Greek police.

Litchmore-Dunbar, from Catford, south east London, claimed a ‘no-snitching’ mentality stopped witnesses from speaking up.

He is wanted on an international arrest warrant issued under section four of the Extradition Act 2003.


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