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UK tourists charged in Cyprus

PARALIMNI, Cyprus (AP) – Three British tourists were charged yesterday with killing a Cypriot youth and seriously injuring another during an alleged revenge road attack on Cyprus. A fourth British man pleaded guilty to lesser charges in the case. Julian Harnington, 39, Michael Binnington, 21, and Luke Atkinson, 22 – all from Essex, England – are accused of repeatedly ramming their rental car into two youths on their motorbike, intentionally knocking them down on August 18. Christos Papiris, 17, died in the attack, and Marios Demetriou, 18, sustained grievous bodily injuries, police said. Police said the attack followed a fight outside a nightclub near the resort of Ayia Napa, in which a British national was injured. The suspects allegedly went to find those responsible for their friend’s injury, and attacked the youths, who did not appear to have been involved in the brawl, police said. The three face life in prison if convicted. A fourth Briton – James Goodwill, 22 – pleaded guilty to knife possession and to assisting Harnington.