Exclusive | By Pauline Olivera
A BRITISH woman has been knocked unconscious during a brutal attack in Duquesa Port. Maxine Daniels, 60, was hit over the head with a crowbar, after a night out with friends.
The author and medium, who lives in Estepona, had a brain scan after being left for dead in the popular port.
Unconscious for around ten minutes she awoke to discover her handbag had been stolen, along with her passport, money, bankcards and driving licence.
Left for dead
She told the Olive Press: “Someone tripped me from behind and I was then hit over the head with something very heavy, probably a crowbar.
“A couple of millimetres to the left of my temple and I would have been dead.”
Daniels, from London, managed to drive around the corner to some friends, who took her to the hospital.
She was told, after a brain scan, that fortunately there was no internal damage.
“However, they told me I was lucky to have survived the attack,” said Maxine, who is still traumatised and having nightmares.
The Olive Press has since learnt that there have been a number of other assaults in the port.
According to a member of Age Concern, who has been helping Maxine get a new passport, a couple have also been attacked.
The couple, who are believed to be Spanish, were attacked by an Eastern European gang of three apparently carrying a crowbar.
A British man was also assaulted in the same way, after allegedly catching a glimpse of the attackers.
He was so shaken by the assault he has now returned to the UK.