A 52-year-old businessman was found hanged in Crete, in an apparent suicide over severe financial problems, police said on Thursday.
The body of the man - the latest in a rash of suicides on the island over financial difficulties -- was found by his brother on Thursday morning in his home in Anogeia, Mylopotamos in Rethymno prefecture.

Sources close to the family told ANA-MPA that the businessman had kept the immense financial problems to himself so as not to worry his wife and their 22-year-old son, and was a serious family man with good social relations.

Police are investigating the causes of the suicide.