Seven Persons Detained in Investigation of Murder of Young Briton at Zrće

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New details emerge about this morning’s killing of a British national at the Zrće beach on the island of Pag.

A British citizen was killed this morning at the Zrće beach on the island of Pag, and witnesses say that another was hospitalized in serious condition. The police have confirmed that a 26-year-old British citizen was killed and two were injured. They also confirmed that several people were brought for questioning about the incident.

The police announced that the killed 26-year-old, the gravely wounded 26-year-old and a 21-year-old were all from London.

“According to the current information, the Londoners clashed with another group of partygoers when they left the club, and someone used a knife. Seven people have been detained for questioning,” said a police source. The police have not announced any info on the perpetrator who was probably recorded by security cameras.

“We came to the crime scene just a few minutes after everything happened at the nightclub. We have seen several young men carrying a man who was bleeding horribly. Doctors arrived soon, tried to help him, but he was still bleeding because he was stabbed, some say in the neck, and others say in the upper body. An ambulance carried him away, but he died,” said one eyewitness.

Cromedic’s emergency medical service confirmed that they drove the victim to the emergency department in Novalja, but despite all the efforts, the young man did not survive. The Zadar General Hospital said that the other wounded man was stabbed with a knife five times. “He has wounds in the upper body, but I cannot give you more details. He is a 26-year-old British citizen, his life is in danger and he is in an intensive care unit,” said deputy general manager of the hospital Edi Karuc.

The motives for the crime are still unknown, but some say that drugs might have played a role. “It is terrible what happened. Some people say that one was stabbed in the heart and the other in the throat. In my opinion, drugs are responsible for everything. Just look at all the ampoules scattered on the beach. As far as we know, they use Ketamine drug and become very aggressive. There are about ten thousand Britons and other visitors here,” said a Novalja area resident.

Several tourists were terrified by the news that a killing happened while they were partying. “It is awful when you hear something like that and we are shocked,” said German tourists Garet and Merle.

According to the latest information published by, it is believed that the killer might also be a British citizen. At the time of the incident, he was half-naked, dressed only in swimsuit trunks and had sneakers on his feet. He is tall, with a dark face and short black hair. He might be about 25 years old. His identity has been allegedly reported to the police by other members of the group.


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