Claire Glatman: a Briton “killed by a speedboat” in Corfu named


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Claire Glatman’s body was found in the water off Avlaki beach on Corfu island

A British woman who died when she was allegedly struck by a speedboat towing a water skier in Corfu has been named.

Claire Glatman, 60, who lived near Bedale, North Yorkshire, was injured on Monday at Avlaki Beach, in the northeast of the Greek island.

Local media reported that the speedboat did not stop at the scene and was later found abandoned.

The Greek Coast Guard said Ms Glatman’s body “bore clear signs of being struck by a boat propeller”.

According to other unconfirmed reports, three British men whose families own property in Corfu have been questioned about the death.

A post-mortem examination revealed Ms Glatman, from Amersham, Buckinghamshire, had died from bleeding and multiple injuries.

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A number of outboards will be checked to see if the blades match the injury pattern

Coroner Ioannis Aivatidis said: “An autopsy was performed, the main finding was multiple injuries from the propeller of the motorboat, there was no sign of drowning. ”

He said as part of the investigation, a number of speedboats would be checked to see if the blades matched the injury pattern.

Meanwhile, the mayor of Corfu, Georgios Machimaris, paid tribute to Ms Glatman.

“For those who knew this special great woman, our dear Claire, we are shocked by this event,” he said. “We would like to express our warmest condolences to all of his dear family.

“Claire was a good swimmer, she loved the sea, she loved Corfu. ”

A Foreign and Commonwealth Ministry spokeswoman said on Tuesday that he supported the family and that staff were in contact with Greek police.

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