Briton arrested in connection with death of man after he was punched in Fuengirola

The victim, Mario Sauco, and the alleged assailant.
The victim, Mario Sauco, and the alleged assailant. / SUR
  • Police officers detained the man as he returned to Malaga, seemingly to give himself up

A British man with an arrest warrant against him in connection with the death of a man outside a bar in Fuengirola in August, was arrested as he got off a plane at Malaga airport last Friday.

The 45-year-old Briton has been questioned about the incident which caused the death of 65-year-old Mario Sauco.

Witnesses said that the British man punched Sauco to the ground, causing him to hit his head on the pavement. The assailant then apparently tried to help Sauco up before fleeing. The injured man spent ten days in a coma before he died in hospital.

The suspect has been released until a further court appearance.