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Last Updated: Thursday, 17 August 2006, 10:12 GMT 11:12 UK
Death fall Briton's murder charge
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A British man who fell from a hotel balcony in Greece with his two children has been charged with murder after his six-year-old son died.

John Hogan's two-year-old daughter survived the fall from the fourth-floor balcony on the island of Crete, and is now in a stable condition in hospital.

Mr Hogan, from Bradley Stoke near Bristol, also faces an attempted murder charge, the UK Foreign Office said.

The 32-year-old told hospital officials he did not remember the incident.

His family was taken to the Agios Nikolaos hospital for initial treatment, after the incident late on Tuesday night.

The hospital's director Panayiotis Sparakis said it was a "truly tragic" case.

Mr Hogan's wife has been named as Natasha and works as a nurse at the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport, South Wales.

He was reported to be in a stable condition after the fall at the Petra Mare hotel in Ierapetra on the south coast of the island, and under police guard.

The family were said to have travelled from Britain for a two-week holiday.




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