Police identify racist attack suspect

Police have released the name and photograph of a 20-year-old man held in connection with four racially-motivated attacks in northern Athens.

Constantinos Kontomous has been charged with attempted manslaughter, arson and membership of a criminal gang.

The police force’s new anti-racism unit is still seeking several suspected accomplices.

In the most violent of the attacks, on September 10, Kontomous and another eight assailants burst into a barbershop in Metamorphosi, beat two Pakistani employees and stabbed a Greek customer who tried to intervene. Police said anyone with any information should call at 11414.