News

Suspect Arrested For Murder of English Expat in Egypt

Suspect Arrested For Murder of English Expat in Egypt

luxor

A 22-year-old Egyptian man has been arrested for the murder of an English expat living in Egypt’s Luxor, reported state media citing security sources.

The arrest came hours after the corpse of 60-year-old Nicholas James Hughes was discovered in a garbage bag in the Upper Egyptian city. According to initial reports, Nicholas was shot in the chest and was dumped along a highway. Nicholas, said Luxor’s security directorate, lived in Al-Zanaqtah for 12 years.

Despite initial reports that the incident may be terror-related, Egypt’s security forces say that preliminary investigations indicate that the murder was the result of a personal dispute.

Tourism and Antiquities Police Brigadier Ahmed Abdul Khaliq meanwhile stated that the 22-year-old was a motor-tricycle driver, identified only as “H. P. H.”

According to Abdul Khaliq, “H. P. H.” had asked Nicholas to engage in homosexual practices. Nicholas, however, refused and allegedly threatened to expose “H. P. H.” if he continued to approach him. Angered, H. P. H.”, who had a rifle, shot Nicholas dead.

“H. P. H.,” upon arrest was discovered with the rifle and admitted to the crime after being questioned, said Abdul Khaliq. The man is expected to appear before a court in the coming weeks after investigations are complete.

Egypt To Confront 'Threats of Atheists, Baha'is and Shiites' With New 'Special Groups'
Egypt's Government Orders Demolition of Mubarak's Party HQ

Subscribe to our newsletter


News

More in News

Egyptian Media Mogul Mohamed El Amin Sentenced to 3 Years for Human Trafficking

Egyptian Streets24 May 2022

Egyptian Superstar Mo Salah Wins Premier League Golden Boot and Playmaker Award

Shereif Barakat22 May 2022

No Cases of Monkeypox Reported in Egypt: Preventive Medicine Sector

Egyptian Streets22 May 2022

Egypt Reaches Water Poverty Stage: Local Development Minister

Shereif Barakat21 May 2022

Egypt Bids Farewell to Veteran Actor Samir Sabry, Aged 85

Egyptian Streets20 May 2022

Central Bank of Egypt Raises Interest Rates by 2%

Marina Makary19 May 2022

Egypt to Open Airport Near Pyramids in July

Shereif Barakat19 May 2022

Egypt’s Vision to Increase Private Sector Investments to 65% in 3 Years

Egyptian Streets16 May 2022