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Eight men on the Greek island of Zakynthos have been charged with homicide with intent after an American tourist was beaten to death in a bar brawl early on Friday morning.

Bakari Henderson, who was 22 years old, sustained beating wounds to his head and was found dead at Bar Code in the Lagnas area police said.


A fight had broken out between two groups which included some of the bar staff.

The main street of Laganas is often the scene of obscene and rowdy behaviour by drunken tourists.

Officers arrested a 34-year-old Greek barman and a 32-year-old British bouncer of Serbian origin and said early Friday that they were the main suspects in the deadly beating.

Police later announced they had arrested two 22-year-old Serbian nationals after they were identified as having taken part in the brawl.

Seven others were also taken into custody over the fight, police said.