Police in Crete investigating deadly stabbing of older couple

Police in Crete on Tuesday were investigating the deaths of a man, aged 78, and his 66-year-old wife, whose bodies were found by their son in their home in the village of Sfinario in Kissamos earlier in the day.

The couple had been stabbed – the woman in the back and the man in the stomach – according to a coroner who said they most probably died on Sunday evening.

Police officers examining the crime scene indicated that there was no sign of forced entry though some furniture had been damages, suggesting that there may have been a struggle.