The trial of a Greek woman who allegedly set on fire a British tourist that was pestering her in a bar in the Cretan resort of Malia is to be postponed until May next year.

The case was first delayed last week when the Briton returned home for treatment to the second-degree burns that he suffered and to locate witnesses to the incident.

However the case will not be heard until May 13, 2010, because the trainee plumber has requested more time to recover.

Marina Fanouraki, 26, is accused of throwing an alcoholic drink over 20-year-old Stuart Feltham in the Electra bar along the busy Malia strip, and then setting fire to him.

Fanouraki acknowledges that she poured her drink over Feltham but denies setting fire to him. The Briton denies that he made lewd advances toward the Greek student.

Speaking to the Sun newspaper in the United Kingdom, Feltham said that he suffered second-degree burns to his chest and stomach in an unwarranted attack by the 26-year-old Marina Fanouraki.

“I had nothing to do with her at all. It came completely out of the blue,” Feltham told the newspaper.

“Stories about me showing my privates or pestering her are complete fiction.”