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David Cameron ‘happy’ to meet mum of stabbed Malia teenager

VICTIM: Tyrell Matthews-Burton was fatally stabbed on July 22 in Malia

PRIME MINISTER David Cameron has said he is willing to hold a meeting with a mother of a teenager who was fatally stabbed while on holiday in Crete.

Tyrell Matthews-Burton, 19, from east London, was involved in a mass brawl outside a bar in Malia where he was killed on his birthday on July 22.

The matter of Cameron meeting his mother came up when the PM was put on the spot in the House of Commons by Stella Creasy, the MP of the dead teenager’s constituency.

Yesterday, Creasy, the Labour representative of Walthamstow said: “Tyrell Matthews-Burton was a bright 19-year-old with everything to live for from Walthamstow whose only crime was to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Giving Cameron a direct question, she added: “Will you meet with me and his grieving mother to see how we can get justice for Tyrell?”

The Conservative leader replied: “I'm very happy to hold that meeting. I think it is really important to do everything we can to help families that are put in this position.

“To be fair to our consular services around the world, they do cope I think extremely well, they try to go the extra mile, they work very hard, and I know the Foreign Office encourages them in all that they do.”

Cameron added: “But there are cases where things don't work out in the way that they should and where we struggle to get answers from other countries about their justice systems and what's happening, and I'm very happy to hold the meeting that she speaks about.”

Creasy expressed the family’s difficult situation and dissatisfactory support from Greek authorities, claiming they had only sent back Matthew-Burton’s clothes.

Greek police have charged Myles Litchmore-Dunbar, 19, with his murder – he is currently being held in a Greek prison awaiting trial.

Litchmore-Dunbar denies the charge and said he does not know how a bloodied knife was recovered from his hotel room after the attack.

The defendant’s mother Carole Litchmore said her son is innocent. In July she told The Voice: “I feel Myles has been the fall guy. As far as the Greek police are concerned, they have their man.

“Myles isn’t part of any gang world but it’s always the innocent ones who end up taking the blame.

“The ones with a real criminal mindset know how to handle themselves and have long disappeared.”

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