Middlesbrough's Dwayne Ward, 17, stabbed in Marmaris

A British teenager has been found stripped naked lying in a garden in Turkey after being repeatedly stabbed.

Dwayne Ward, 17, from Middlesbrough, who was on holiday, was discovered unconscious in the Tepe district of the resort of Marmaris.

Two local men have been arrested in connection with the attack on the former Macmillan Academy student.

His brother Lewis said he was now out of intensive care after undergoing an operation on his lung.

It is understood the teenager suffered at least 10 stab wounds to the throat, chest, back and stomach.

'Step by step'

He is being treated in Marmaris State Hospital.

His brother Lewis Ward said: "He's a very quiet lad. He doesn't say boo to a goose. It's an incredible shock, a massive shock.

"He's stable, he's on the mend. He's spoken a few words.

"He had an operation yesterday, which he came through absolutely fine, on his lung.

"They don't know how long he's going to be in there for, they're just taking it day by day, step by step."

The teenager, another brother and their mother, were staying at the Ali Baba Hotel and had arrived in the area only a few days earlier.

Reports said Mr Ward had been out in the Bar Street area on Tuesday night with his brother, who had returned alone to their hotel.

After studying CCTV, police arrested two men, who have been named as Attila Dincer and Ismail A.

'Deeply saddened'

Alison Guvenc, who owns a club near to where the attack took place, said: "The problems are normally between the locals themselves rather than anything towards the tourists here on holiday.

Marmaris, Turkey Marmaris is popular with UK tourists

"Very rarely do we hear of something of this magnitude happening, the occasional fight can go on between the tourists and the locals but it is very very rare.

"To be honest this news has shocked everyone, all of the locals are quite upset at the moment."

A spokesman for Macmillan Academy in Middlesbrough said the school's thoughts and prayers were with Dwayne.

He added: "Staff and students at the academy were deeply saddened by the news that a former student was left fighting for his life after a knife attack while on a family holiday in Turkey.

"The thoughts and prayers of staff and students go out to Dwayne in the express hope that he can make a complete recovery.

"There is a real sense of communal support for his accompanying family, who are having to come to terms with these traumatic circumstances."

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