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Son charged over Crete killings
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The son of a British couple who were found dead in their home on the Greek island of Crete has been charged with their murders.

Terence and Josephine Johnson, aged 53 and 54, from Cornwall, were found at their home in the village of Almyrida, in the Chania area, on Sunday.

Their son, Ryan Johnson, 32, was taken in for questioning by police after the bodies were discovered.

He will appear before the public prosecutor in Crete on Tuesday.

The couple had moved from Newlyn in Cornwall to Crete last year.

According to Greek police, Ryan Johnson himself informed police his parents were dead, BBC Athens Correspondent Richard Galpin reported.

Authorities said he told police he had gone out the previous night and assumed his parents were sleeping when he returned that night.

The Foreign Office said that Mr Johnson had been charged with two counts of murder. It added that Mr Johnson had been visited by an officer from the British Consulate.

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