British expat found dead inside villa on Greek island was ‘stabbed to death with screwdriver’

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Derek Arber is thought to have been killed with a screwdriver (CEN)

A British expat has been found dead inside his villa, having reportedly been killed with a screwdriver.

Derek Arber was found stabbed to death on Sunday at the property on the Greek island of Antiparos.

Local media say that police are looking to question the 65-year-old’s son in connection with the incident after witnesses reportedly saw the pair arguing earlier in the day.

The businessman was found dead at his villa on the Greek island of Antiparos (Rex/stock photo)

Mr Arber had rented out villas around the Aegean island with his wife Lilly since 2001.

A post-mortem examination is due to take place to determine how the victim died, a spokesman for the Greek police said.

He added that Mr Arber had been ‘injured with a deadly object’.

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Another police official told The Times: ‘The son was the last person with him and testimonies collected so far show that there was a heated argument between them.’

Mr Arber, who reportedly held dual Greek-British citizenship, was ‘well liked’, according to his neighbours.

The villas owned by Mr and Mrs Arber are described as an ‘oasis of peace and tranquility’.