A former night club manager has been killed in a horrific stabbing in the Cypriot holiday resort of Ayia Napa.
George Low, 22, know to his family as “Gorgeous George,” suffered fatal neck injuries while out clubbing with friends on Saturday night.
His friend was also knifed in the back by the two attackers..
The former Ayia Napa nightclub manager had worked at the resort for two seasons but had returned to the UK to work as an estate agent.
He had been visiting friends for a week and due to come back just hours before his death.
Mum Helen Low, 47, received a phone call from George‘s friend in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sun) and couldn’t believe her beloved son had been killed.
Helen, a community carer, speaking from the family home in Dartford said: “He was due to be coming home today it was his last night when he got stabbed and he was there for a week.
“He was there with his friend who was also stabbed four times in the back.
“We got a phone call this morning at about 3.30am and it was from George‘s friend telling us what had happened.
“We did not believe it at first and I didn’t think it could be him, I still don’t believe it even though I now know it’s true.
“We are going out there and we’re leaving as soon as possible.
“The embassy is closed tomorrow because it’s a bank holiday for them, so we’re arriving on Tuesday and somebody will meet us from the airport.
“George absolutely lived life to the full and he got on with everybody.
“He was very, very popular.
“He was an estate agent and he loved his job and meeting people.
“He had a nickname ‘Gorgeous George, the one and only” we used to call him.
“He was not a fighter he just wanted to enjoy life.”
Police in Cyprus are now believed to be scouring CCTV in an investigation to track down two men suspected to be involved in the bloodbath stabbing.
George leaves behind his dad Martyn, 55, two brothers, Wesley, 23, and Oliver, 11, and two sisters, Laura, 19 and Millie, 17.
He had moved back to his home in Dartford, Kent, where he lived with his family while he saved for a deposit for a house and worked at local Acorn Estate Agents.
Helen said: “He had great times travelling in Ayia Napa and he was saving to get a deposit for a house.
“He went to Ayia Napa with one friend and he had spent two seasons there as a nightclub manager before so he knew lots of people.
“Everyone loved him, he had a lot of respect.”
“Laura is in Gran Canaria at the moment and we were terrified that she would find out when it went viral.
“We had to try and get in touch with her and she is distraught.
“The Foreign Office are being very good and they are waiting on a report back from the police about what happened.
“They are scouring CCTV to try and find George‘s two attackers.
“He went there for a week in June for his birthday with some friends too.
“We were all so proud of him and he was our world.”
When news of his death spread through social media, friends expressed their shock and disbelief that their “legend” had been killed.
Lewis Taylor said: “I can’t believe this. George Low you was a legend and always had a smile on your face and never wanted any trouble.
“I hope they catch the scum who did this. I will miss you buddy.
“It also makes me feel so lucky to have got home safe after being attacked with a knife in Napa a couple of years ago.
“This world is a scary place.”
Another friend Ashley James Hayes said: “Genuinely can’t believe this, was having a laugh and a joke with him a few hours before.
“Rest in peace bro, will be truly missed.”