Cyprus Mail

Family seek answers surrounding holiday death

Daniel Brewster died after receiving head wounds under unknown circumstances

By Nathan Morley

THE FAMILY of a British man that died in Cyprus last year are seeking answers surrounding his mysterious death.

Daniel Brewster, 23, died after suffering severe head wounds, but the circumstances behind how he received the injuries still remain unclear.

Relatives have now hired a local lawyer and interpreter in an attempt to gather more information, as despite a police investigation, they have received no official explanation as to how he died.

Brewster had flown to Cyprus just a few hours before the fatal incident in June last year to act as best man at a friend’s wedding, but became separated from friends during a night out in Ayia Napa.

Just hours later, he was found lying unconscious on a pavement outside a private clinic in Paralimni with head injuries and the pieces from a smashed plant pot scattered around him.

After attempts by paramedics to resuscitate him, doctors rushed him to the Nicosia General Hospital’s intensive care unit.

It was determined he had suffered multiple fractures to the left side of his skull and died two weeks later.

Speaking to the press after the incident, a police spokeswoman said Brewster had attempted to climb up to the balcony of the private clinic.
While climbing up, he tried to grab a large concrete planter on the balcony which fell on him, causing him to fall to the ground.

An inquest has been opened, but has been adjourned until the end of March.

The family insist many questions remain unanswered, including how and why Brewster travelled from Ayia Napa to Paralimni.

“He had no reason to be where he was found. It was half-a-mile from where he was last seen by friends and about five miles from the hotel he was staying in,” Brewster’s uncle, David Luther, told the Leicester Mercury newspaper.

“He was found with a heavy 5ft concrete flower pot on top of him. There were no witnesses to the actual incident that we are aware of, so we have no idea how it happened. The family has been in regular contact with the Foreign Office, MPs and police in an effort to find some answers but we felt we had come up against a brick wall,” Luther added.

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