herald

Monday 18 December 2017

Briton held for 'killing man filming his girl'

Costa del Sol.
Costa del Sol.

A Briton has been arrested in Spain for allegedly killing a German man he caught filming his young daughter with an iPad.

Police held the 40-year-old British citizen on Saturday night after he allegedly attacked the German national in a restaurant in Sotogrande, an exclusive resort on southern Spain's Costa del Sol.

Authorities said that the victim (43) had been charged with possession of child pornography days before, although it is not known if the British man was aware of that.

A spokeswoman for the Civil Guard said: "The discussion apparently began because of alleged recordings that the victim was making of the aggressor's daughter.

wounds

"When he (the aggressor) saw what was happening he took the tablet off him, saw the recordings, threw the device to the ground and attacked him."

Police said that when they arrived they found the victim with "very serious" wounds, although it is understood no weapons were used.

He was taken to a hospital in nearby La Linea de la Concepcion but died there.

The British man, who is understood to live in Sotogrande, left the restaurant after the assault but was later identified thanks to witnesses, police said.

A source said that his daughter is under the age of eight.

The victim had been arrested in Spain in January over child pornography claims and was awaiting trial.

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