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Crete ‘suicide’ still unclear

The family of a British man who allegedly killed his son in a suicide attempt in Ierapetra, Crete, on Tuesday said yesterday that the facts behind the incident are not yet clear. According to police, 32 year-old John Hogan jumped from his fourth-story hotel room along with his two children after arguing with his wife, aged 34. The 6-year-old boy died from serious head and internal injuries, while the girl, aged 2, suffered a broken arm. The father is in the hospital under police guard after receiving treatment for multiple injuries. A statement released by the family said that it was not clear what had caused Hogan, from near Bristol, to jump but this is expected to become clearer over the coming days. «We have not had the opportunity to discuss in detail with John exactly what happened. The full facts will undoubtedly be made available in due course,» the family said.