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Spanish friends devastated by latest tragedy for family

SPANISH friends of Audrey Fitzpatrick are "devastated" by the news of son Dean's fatal stabbing.

A former Spanish television actor, Franco Rey, had acted as a media go-between for Audrey and the press in the days and months after her daughter Amy disappeared without trace on the Costa del Sol on New Year's Day 2008.

"I'm totally devastated," Mr Rey (67) said.

Spanish police, who have been investigating the disappearance of 15-year-old Amy, are aware of the death of Amy's brother, he said.

"I'm very, very sorry for Audrey. I'm utterly shocked," Mr Rey added.