MP seeks justice for Matt

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A SHEFFIELD MP is demanding to know how an inquiry into the death of a city teenager in Greece is progressing - almost four years after ir started.

Killamarsh student Matthew Cryer died at the foot of a stairwell outside the Cocktails and Dreams nightclub, Laganas, Zante, in July 2008.

Now Clive Betts, MP for Sheffield South East, has added his voice to the campaign to bring those responsible to justice.

Following Matthew’s death Greek, police claimed the 17-year-old was so drunk that he fell and choked on his own vomit.

But an inquest ruled Sheffield Wednesday fan Matt, who was brought up in Frecheville, was unlawfully killed after hearing he had 20 separate injuries and bruising.

Witnesses told the 2009 Chesterfield inquest he had been battered and pushed downstairs by club bouncers.

Parents David Cryer and Joanne Froud have been campaigning ever since to bring those responsible to justice.

Now Mr Betts has written to the Cryer family’s solicitors outlining his concerns at how long the Greek authorities are taking to conduct their enquiries.

The Labour MP wrote: “This letter is to ask if you feel any progress is being made at the moment.”