Spanish police issue public appeal for stabbing suspects
POLICE in Spain have issued an appeal for the public's help in locating two Irishmen suspected of murdering a British expatriate on the Costa del Sol.
Paul Feathers (32) was stabbed to death in front of his girlfriend in April after an altercation with two men at his home.
Detectives confirmed yesterday they had identified two suspects and international arrest warrants have been issued against them.
The two were named by authorities in Spain as Wayne Alan Lennon (34) and Brian Peter McConville (26), both from Dublin.
In an unusual move, police in Malaga issued a CrimeCall-style appeal for the public's help and released pictures of the men.
"We're asking for the public's help in tracking down these two (Irish) men in connection with the murder of a British citizen on April 21 in Benalmadena," a spokesman said.
Mr Feathers, who was from London, was stabbed around 11am on April 21 at his flat in the Costa del Sol resort of Benalmadena. He was already dead by the time paramedics reached the apartment.
Reports at the time claimed the victim had been tortured, although detectives subsequently said they believed the wounds he suffered including cuts to his ear and nose had been sustained during the struggle that preceded his death.
The international arrest warrants have been issued by an investigating judge in Torremolinos who is leading the probe into the killing.