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Machine gun cops halt 'riot'.

A RIOT involving two Birmingham men and one from Dudley in Crete only broke up after a policeman with a machine gun intervened, it emerged today.

Ten British men were arrested in after a "punch-up" involving 50 UK nationals, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has confirmed.

The men were arrested after an incident "like a riot" outside a medical centre in Malia on July 22, according to the general manager of Cretan Medicare, George Speis. The men were also allegedly involved in "quite a big punch-up" on the main beach road in Malia, a spokesman for the FCO said.

Two Birmingham men and one from Dudley have appeared in court after a massive brawl broke out.

The men appeared in court yesterday along with a 20-year-old British woman from Manchester who was charged with damaging a police vehicle in a "separate incident", according to the spokesman.

The men were charged with dangerous bodily harm, disturbing the peace and damage to property, the FCO spokesman said.

George Speis, who has worked for Cretan Medicare for three years, said: "It was like a riot. It was pretty nasty. It was unacceptable.

"The police tried to disperse them. They were threatening so one policeman drew a sub-machinegun and they got scared and disappeared.

"This year - in the last two weeks - the British have become extremely aggressive, which has not happened before. This is the worst year in regard to violence with British people. I'm worried someone might get killed."

Mr Speis said the group arrived at the medical centre after a man had been taken there with a wound from a bottle. He also said about 10 people were treated for injuries after the fight.
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