Wanted Briton held in Puerto Banús over driver injured in adult club car theft

  • The arrest was made last Saturday night

A Briton has been held in connection with a robbery of a car outside an adult club in August in which the car's owner was run over and injured.

The arrest was made last Saturday night when 36-year-old Craig Porter was detained in Puerto Banús during another incident. A white Seat had been stopped by Local Police in response to a Guardia Civil request after it had failed to stop earlier on the Ronda road. Inside were three Britons. The 25-year-old driver was over the limit but not enough to be detained, say police. However, once the men, who were carrying no documentation, were identified, the officers realised they also had Porter.

There has been a warrant out for Porter's arrest since 24 August in connection with serious injuries to a Spanish man who allegedly was wounded when Porter drove over him outside an adult club in Estepona. According to the investigation, Porter's group had asked the people in the car for a lift and had taken the car when they refused, with Porter at the wheel.

Porter is also subject to a court order not to leave the country since the end of 2014 in connection with the investigation into the death of a 30-year-old Latvian, Agnese Klavina. Klavina was last seen in September 2014 getting into a Mercedes outside the Aqwa Mist cub in Marbella with Craig Porter and his friend Westley Capper. Both men face trial for kidnap and the woman's body has never been found.

Porter was also a passenger inside Capper's Bentley when it hit and killed a 40-year-old cook from Bolivia in San Pedro in May 2016. The men left the scene, before being held in an Estepona bar. Porter was not charged with any offence, but Capper was accused of the death while driving under the influence of cocaine and alcohol.