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Danish man arrested over March motorcycle murder in Marbella

  • The detained Danish citizen is suspected of having left a nearby restaurant with the victim as the passenger on the motorbike

Police have made two arrests in connection with the death of a 30-year-old motorcyclist in Marbella in March this year. The victim was shot in head.

The first person to be held was a man of Arabic origin, who was released with charges after being questioned. The second person is a Danish man held last Monday and refused bail on suspicion that he is the murderer.

The attack took place at about 9.30pm on 5 March in the area of Lomas de Río Verde, between Puerto Banús and Marbella centre. A pizza-delivery rider found the victim’s body next to the bike in a badly lit roadside ditch. There were no witnesses to the attack.

The victim was identified by police only as Karim, originally from Ceuta and of Moroccan origin, and the murder is believed to have been a revenge killing related to drugs.

The detained Danish citizen is suspected of having left a nearby restaurant with the victim as the passenger on the motorbike before carrying out the killing. CCTV images have been found of the pair. The detainee has admitted discussing a deal with Karim over hashish the same night but denies the killing.