Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Man Seized in Corfu Hideout over Rapes of Four British Women

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Man Seized in Corfu Hideout over Rapes of Four British Women

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Byline: Paul Anast

A MAN accused of being a serial rapist who attacked four British women has been seized on the island of Corfu.

British and Greek police made the arrest after a raid on the man's mountain hideout. Police today said the suspect was a 38-year-old Greek resident of Lefkimi who preyed on British women in the resort of Kavos.

Officials allege that the man has confessed to the rape of four British women over the past six weeks, but that the number of victims is believed to be higher.

Police sources said the British victims were aged between 18 and 47.

The suspect was jailed overnight in holding cells and was scheduled to appear before a magistrate today.

The rapes spread terror among holidaymakers on the island and British Consul Alison Becket flew in from Athens with UK experts to help Greek police. A British embassy spokesman in Athens confirmed that Mrs Becket was still in Corfu to follow the prelimi-nary court proceedings. …

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