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Flaming Briton trial doused till next year

The trial of a Greek woman who allegedly set on fire a British tourist that was pestering her in a bar in the Cretan resort of Malia is to be postponed until May next year, Agence France-Presse reported yesterday. Marina Fanouraki, 26, is accused of throwing an alcoholic drink over 20-year-old Stuart Feltham in the Electra bar along the busy Malia strip, and then setting fire to him. The case was first delayed last week when the Briton returned home for treatment to the second-degree burns that he suffered and to locate witnesses to the incident. However, court sources told AFP that the case will not be heard until May 13, 2010, because the trainee plumber has requested more time to recover. Fanouraki acknowledges that she poured her drink over Feltham but denies setting fire to him. The Briton denies that he made lewd advances toward the Greek student.