December 6, 2023

Irish holidaymaker stabbed to death with beer bottle in Costa del Sol pub

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

The victim, who was in his 50s, 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.

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. It is providing consular assistance to the victim’s family.

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