Tuesday 23 July 2019

British man arrested after Irishman 'stabbed to death with broken bottle' in Costa del Sol pub

The incident happened in the Fuengirola resort
The incident happened in the Fuengirola resort
The incident happened in the resort of Fuengirola

Gerard Couzens

POLICE in Spain have arrested a British man over the murder of an Irishman at a Costa del Sol pub in the early hours of this morning.

Detectives say the victim was killed after being stabbed with a broken bottle in the mens’ toilets at the Pogs Old Irish Rock Pub in the holiday resort of Fuengirola.

The man was in his 50s and is understood to be from Dublin.

A spokesman for Spain’s National Police said: “National Police officers have arrested a 49-year-old British man in Malaga in the early hours of this morning over his suspected involvement in the death of an Irishman aged 53 at a pub in the town.

“The victim received cuts to his neck and other parts of his body with a broken beer bottle.

“The incident occurred around 1.50am in the toilets of the Irish pub.

“Police have established from inquiries that the victim and attacker didn’t know each other.

“The victim was allegedly attacked by surprise in the mens’ toilets.

“The arrested man, who allegedly had two broken bottles in each hand, is suspected of inflicting several wounds on his victim, including some to the neck.

“He tried to flee the scene afterwards but was stopped from doing so by security staff and subsequently arrested by police in the area.

“Medical responders could do nothing to save the victim, who died at the scene.

“The British man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently being held at Fuengirola police station.”

A spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed it is aware of the case and is providing consular assistance.

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