Four convicted of Crete attack

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Four Britons have been found guilty of an attack on a former footballer who was stabbed with a broken bottle and had his head stamped on while on holiday in Crete.

Ex-Oxford United player Robert Hughes, from Croydon, south London, was left with brain damage after the attack in June 2008 in Malia.

Curtis Taylor, Sean Branton, Daniel Bell and Joe Bruckland, all from Surrey, were convicted on Thursday of causing grievous bodily harm, and sentenced to four years, suspended pending an appeal. Lawyer Georgios Pyromallis, representing Taylor, Branton and Bell, said the term is likely to be converted to a fine.