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Greek woman sets fire to Briton in Malia bar

A 20-year-old British tourist was yesterday being treated for second-degree burns at a hospital on Crete after a Greek woman he allegedly harassed in a bar in the rowdy resort of Malia retaliated by pouring alcohol over the visitor and then setting him alight. In a statement issued by Iraklio police late on Wednesday, officers said that the incident occurred at about 4 a.m., when the 20-year-old, who was allegedly drunk, engaged in lewd behavior. The 26-year-old Greek woman, a student, was apparently upset with the tourist’s behavior and grabbed a bottle of spirits that she then poured over the Briton, before setting fire to the liquid. The woman then left the bar but later the same day turned herself in to police. She was due to appear before a prosecutor yesterday. Neither of the people involved in the incident have been named.