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Justice For Matthew: Sheffield teenager’s death in Greece subject of documentary

Spotlight: Matts dad David Cryer goes in front of the camera for the documentary about the death of his son.

Spotlight: Matts dad David Cryer goes in front of the camera for the documentary about the death of his son.

THE death of a Sheffield teenager on his first holiday abroad - and his family’s fight for justice - is being made into a documentary.

A film crew is to tell the story of student Matthew Cryer, 17, who died in Zante, Greece, four years ago and is currently capturing scenes in the city where he grew up.

The teenager was found to have been unlawfully killed at a Chesterfield inquest and his family have been dedicated in campaigning for his killers to be brought to justice ever since.

The film crew from Hourglass Productions interviewed Matt’s dad David Cryer at his Frecheville home and also filmed an annual football match in memory of him at Coal Aston.

David said: “The filming is going great.

“The crew got in touch when we appealed in The Star for a camera to film our next fundraising event as well as a car to do it in.

“They said they wanted to film the whole thing and since then it has got bigger and bigger.”

The film crew will also join David and campaigners on their next mission, a 36-hour dash between football clubs starting and ending at Sheffield Wednesday, this month.

It is the latest event highlighting Matt’s story and keeping his family’s fight in the public eye.

David added: “It is going to be a half hour documentary.

“Hopefully it will be appearing on Channel Four, it would be great to have it on television.”

The inquest into Matt’s death heard he was beaten by Greek bouncers and thrown down stairs at nightclub Cocktails and Dreams in the resort of Laganas.

He died of head injuries.

The family’s campaign for Justice for Matt is backed by The Star and many politicians including Prime Minister David Cameron.

 

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