The British tourist, 18, is stabbed in the stomach with a bottle while fighting a robber in Magaluf
The British tourist, 18, is stabbed in the stomach with a broken bottle while fighting a robber in Magaluf
- 18 year old British man injured in the stomach close to the beach in Magaluf
- Taken by ambulance to the Son Espases hospital in the Majorcan capital of Palma
- Reports say the perpetrator was a suspect thief who stabbed after being pushed
A British vacationer was rushed to the hospital after being bottled in Magaluf.
The 18-year-old was said to be seriously injured & # 39; was hit by the street attack, with local reports indicating that he was wounded after trying to fend off a robber and being stabbed in the stomach.
Police sources confirmed Monday morning that he was British and that a manhunt was underway to find the attacker, but no arrests had yet taken place.
An aerial view of Playa de Magaluf beach, Magaluf, Mallorcan in Spain. Magaluf is a popular holiday destination for British teenagers during the summer months. There are reports of gangs hunting the drunk youth in & # 39; bearhug & # 39; raid
Visitor accidents and deaths in the area have risen sharply according to a report from the British government. Many locals blame this on the increased amount of binge drinking by vacationers
The incident occurred Monday morning around 6:00 am near the beach in a street called Carrer Contralmirante Ferragut between McDonald's and the coastline.
The British teenager is supposed to have been stabbed in the stomach with part of a broken bottle.
He was stabilized on the spot by paramedics before being taken to the Son Espases hospital in the Majorcan capital of Palma by ambulance.
Witnesses told the police that the attacker fled after the cruel attack.
A source from the Civil Guard confirmed that the wounded was British.
A police spokesman said: & The investigation is still ongoing. No arrests have been made so far. & # 39;
Although there was no immediate official confirmation, a local report said the teenager was on the beach with two other friends and the aggressor was a suspected thief who broke a bottle and attacked his victim after the vacationers tried to push him away.
None of Son Espases Hospital was immediately available for comment.
More to follow.
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