Distraught mother speaks of devastation after 15-year-old son stabbed to death in Spanish shopping center
A British teenager has been stabbed to death in a Spanish resort.
Andrew Milroy died from a single stab wound to the chest in Lloret de Mar during the early hours of yesterday.
Police are believed to be pursuing a gang of French youths of North African origin with whom Andrew is said to have had an altercation.
The murder occurred in the Lloret de Mar shopping center during the early hours of Sunday.
His mother Jackie, originally from Richmond, Surrey, has spoken of her devastation.
She runs an American restaurant, called Route 66, in the Costa Brave resort with her husband, Andy.
Mrs Milroy, who emigrated to Spain 26 years ago, said: “I can’t think clearly at all, I’m in shock.”
“We haven’t spoken to the police yet, so we don’t really know what happened.
“I hope things become clearer later.
“All we know is that they are still looking for the person who killed my son.”
Andrew, who was born in Spain, was attacked at around 4am in the central business district of Lloret.
A security guard at a nearby hotel called the police after being alerted by the boy’s friends.
Ambulance workers found him lying in a pool of blood in an alley next to a clothing store.
He died after being rushed to the Sant Jaume Hospital in the nearby town of Blanes, 40 minutes by car north of Barcelona.
An autopsy was to be performed later.
A spokesman for the Mossos d’Esquadra, the local police investigating the crime, said: “An investigating judge has imposed a secrecy order on the case which prevents us from going into details about what happened.
‘All we can confirm is that a 15-year-old British boy living in Lloret de Mar was stabbed to death in the town at around 4am on Sunday.
‘An investigation is ongoing. There have been no arrests yet.’
A spokesman for the British embassy in Madrid added: “We are aware of the death of a British citizen in Lloret de Mar and are offering consular assistance to his family.”
Tragic Andrew was born in Spain and attended a local school called Inmalucada Concepción.
A friend left a message on Twitter that simply said: “Rest in peace, Andrew.”
His parents used to run a pub popular with expats and tourists in the complex called Sergeant Peppers Fun Pub.
They also had a bar called Braveheart’s International Pub before opening their current business.
The stabbing was the third involving a young British man last week in Spain.
Another British teenager was rushed to hospital last Wednesday after being stabbed in the groin.