http://www.thestar.co.uk/Pressure mounts over death of teen killed by bouncers
Pressure is mounting on Greek police to hold a full investigation into the unlawful killing of Sheffield teenager Matthew Cryer by bouncers on a holiday island.
The 17-year-old died of brain injuries after being "dragged" from Cocktails and Dreams nightclub, at Laganas, Zante - despite there being no reason for him to have been ejected and him offering no resistance.
Witnesses told how college student Matthew, of Killamarsh, who was brought up in Frecheville, Sheffield, was first punched in the jaw, then released and "half pushed" down the bottom part of the staircase outside, tumbling to the ground.
The Owls fan never regained consciousness.
Coroner Dr Robert Hunter recorded a verdict of unlawful killing and said doormen at the club committed "unlawful acts which sustained Matthew a number of injuries resulting in his death".
But Greek police did not interview witnesses at the time, cordon off the scene or help Matthew as he lay dying in the street last July.
Officers even allowed witnesses to be intimidated by the bouncers responsible for Matthew's death, the inquest heard.
Det Chf Insp Rachel Walker, of Derbyshire Police, said: "Officers have liaised with the Serious and Organised Crime Agency over the last 10 months and through them, we have encouraged the Greek authorities to conduct an investigation into Matthew's death.
"We have no power or jurisdiction to enforce this but following the verdict of unlawful killing, we will contact SOCA to progress a Greek investigation for Matthew's family."
DC Katie Carr, of Derbyshire Police, revealed the Greek authorities had passed on "very little" information in their report about the tragedy, which was just the size of a "page of A4 paper".
But Matthew's mum Joanne was sceptical about whether Matthew's killer would ever face prosecution.
She said: "We hope there will be justice in Greece but as we have had no information or help from the Greek authorities so far, I think we will have a fight on our hands."