Irish tourist dies in bottle attack in Fuengirola

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  • A British man, 49, resident in Mijas, has been jailed without bail in connection with the killing in a popular Irish bar

A 55-year-old Irishman on holiday with his family died on Thursday night after being attacked with two broken beer bottles in a popular Irish bar in Fuengirola.

A British man, resident in Mijas, is being held in connection with the killing, which apparently occurred after the two men, who didn't know each other, got into an argument.

At one point the victim went to the toilet and the other man followed him, according to the National Police, attacking him several times with two broken bottles.

The victim suffered cuts to several parts of the body, one to the neck. He managed to reach the door of the bar where he collapsed.

Despite attempts the emergency services were unable to save him and the man died at the scene.

The alleged killer, who has been sent to prison, without bail, under suspicion of murder, attempted to leave the bar after the attack but was held back by security staff until National Police officers arrived and arrested him.

According to police, initial investigations have revealed that the argument started after the alleged attacker, who works as a cook in a Costa restaurant, had been trying to start conversations with several women in the bar and had bothered the victim's partner.

The Irishman was apparently on holiday with his family and, SUR has learned, it appears his children were sleeping in a nearby apartment at the time of the attack.