A gay man has denied murdering his parents and vowed to find their killers.

Speaking outside a court in Chania in Crete, where magistrate’s had privately questioned him, Ryan Johnson refused to comment on claims that his sexuality caused rifts between him and his family.

He said: “There are killers loose who killed my parents. I’m not going anywhere until they are found.”

He told police he had been out drinking and did not discover his parent’s bodies until he returned home.

Mr Johnson is being tried for murder and faces life in jail if found guilty.