Costa Brava murder: British man arrested in Spain on suspicion of killing his father

 

The bodies of two British women have been found washed up off the Costa Brava
The bodies of two British women have been found washed up off the Costa Brava

A British man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his father at a Spanish camping site, police said.

The 45-year-old was arrested this morning in L'Estartit, a seaside town on north east Spain's Costa Brava, after allegedly attacking his 69-year-old father.

The victim was taken to hospital but died this morning, triggering a murder investigation by Catalan police.

It is not thought any weapons were used in the lethal attack.

A police spokesman said: "The incident took place this morning at around 1.45am in a camping site in L'Estartit when the arrested man is believed to have attacked his father.

"The victim was taken by emergency services to hospital to be attended for the wounds he suffered, while local police in Torroella de Montgri arrested the alleged perpetrator for domestic violence.

"The victim died this morning and investigators from the Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan regional police) took on the case."

The incident took place at the Castell Montgri campsite, according to reports by local media. The victim was taken to Josep Trueta hospital in Girona, local media said with severe head wounds, among other injuries.

Additional reporting by Press Association

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