Arrest made in connection with rape of British woman in a nightclub toilet

  • The young holidaymaker was with friends at the popular Sala Gold nightclub in Malaga city centre

The National Police have arrested a 34-year-old Spanish man in connection with the rape of a 19-year-old British tourist in a Malaga nightclub earlier this month.

The young woman, who was on holiday in the province with friends, told bouncers at the Sala Gold nightclub in Malaga city centre that she had been raped in the toilets.

According to the victim, she had spoken to the man previously in the club and later in the evening they ran into each other in the toilet area. She said they had kissed but when she told him to stop, he raped her.

Initial attempts to locate the man before he left the establishment were unsuccessful.

With the help of CCTV camera footage and several witness statements, the alleged aggressor was tracked down and arrested. After his statement was found to be contradictory, he was brought before court on Friday, charged with sexual assault.

The victim has since returned to her home country.