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Brits on Crete ‘beaten’ after scooter crash

Three Cretan nationals have been detained in connection with the alleged beating of two British tourists, one of whom crashed a scooter into a supermarket in the resort of Malia, island police were quoted as saying yesterday. The store manager and two employees are said to have laid into the Britons, both 19, after one of them hurtled into the storefront on a rented scooter on Tuesday, Agence France-Presse reported. Jeoffry Locton, 19, is said to have been beaten and locked in a storage closet after he refused to pay the 5,000 euros allegedly demanded by the shop managers. Locton’s friend, Daniel Awonusy, was allegedly also beaten after trying to intervene. Upon his release from the closet, Locton contacted police. The brawl comes a few weeks after British and Cretan authorities launched a campaign to curb alcohol-fueled antics by Britons on the island.