Heartache goes on in wake of 22-year-old estate agent’s murder

An inquest into the death of a young estate agent who died after being stabbed has found he was unlawfully killed.

George Low, 22, was on holiday in Aria Napa, Cyprus, in August 2016.

He had worked for The Acorn Group as a sales negotiator in its office in Dartford, Kent, where he was highly regarded and very popular.

The inquest in Maidstone heard that George and a friend were ambushed by a gang of men and George was stabbed through the neck.

No one has ever been arrested over the killing although two suspects were identified and went on the run. Police in Cyprus issued arrest warrants but Turkish Cypriot authorities refused to hand them over. The two men are still on Cyprus’s ‘most wanted’ list.

After the inquest George’s father Martyn called for Turkey to hand over the pair, while his mother Helen said: “Why can’t they just hand them over? Who wants murderers running around in their country?

“Why should they live to have free lives when they’ve taken our son’s life?”

A statement released by George’s parents through their solicitors said: “We knew the inquest was unlikely to bring us any closer to getting justice for George, but it has at least answered some of our questions about what happened that dreadful night.

“We’ve been reassured that the police investigation is still very much active so we have to stay positive and believe those responsible will one day be caught.

“People say it will get easier with time but it’s just got harder. George had so much to live for and when we see all his friends moving on with their lives, travelling and seeing the world, settling down and getting married, it does hurt because we know we’ll never have that with him and that breaks our hearts.

“We couldn’t have wished for a better son. His family and friends thought the world of him and we have been overwhelmed by the support we received since he died.

“He was only 22 but he had already crammed so much into his life when it was cut short. It’s just devastating and we all miss him so very much.”

Coroner Roger Hatch gave the cause of death as haemorrhagic shock.

Acorn Group pays moving tribute to George Low after senseless murder

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