British Forces News
Friday, May 17, 2013A man's been jailed for eight years for the killing of an 18-year-old British soldier in Cyprus.
Fusilier David Collins, from 2nd Battalion, Royal Regiment of
Fusiliers, was less than 24 hours away from flying out to Afghanistan
when he went to a nightclub in an area out-of-bounds to military
personnel in Ayia Napa last November.
In the early hours of the morning there was a brawl involving three
UK holidaymakers, during which Fusilier Collins was stabbed to death.
Mohammed Abdulkadir Osman, 20, originally from Somalia but believed
to have been living in London, admitted manslaughter at a court hearing
in Larnaca on April 22 and returned for sentencing today.
Two other UK teenagers were acquitted of all charges.