‘Help us to gain justice’ for Sheffield teenager

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Family of a Sheffield teenager killed by club bouncers in Greece are to join a protest in London calling for more government help in their fight for justice.

Matthew Cryer’s family will join people from across the country next Wednesday at the protest outside the Foreign Office, claiming the Government is failing to help families whose loved ones die abroad.

Matt, aged 17, brought up in Frecheville and Killamarsh, was beaten up then pushed down steps outside the Cocktails and Dreams nightclub in Laganas, Zante, in 2008.

His mum, Joanne Froud, has criticised the Foreign Office for the way they dealt with her son’s case.

She said: “There will be around 100 people at the protest, made up of families of 29 people who have lost their lives abroad. Some of the families who will be there have terrible stories to tell of how the Foreign Office has actually been obstructed from getting justice.

“That has not been the case for us and we realise that there is only so much they can do under the current circumstances – but in truth they do very little.

We believe things should be put in place to enable the Foreign Office to do more for families – things like translating foreign documents into English and help with repatriation.”