A BBC radio presenter was left in a ‘coma-like state’ after being drugged and battered by an organized gang in Puerto Banus.
Alan Tait, who co-hosts the Golf Show on Radio Scotland, has warned others about the harrowing ten hour ordeal he suffered while on holiday in the popular Costa Del Sol resort.
The 45-year-old claims his drink was spiked just hours after landing in Spain for a three-day golfing holiday with friends.
Local police informed him that he was probably the victim of ketamine, commonly used as a horse tranquilliser.
Alan woke up in an empty street covered in cuts and bruises, without a shirt and with his trousers torn, having been left for dead.
“My mates told me that I was there at 10:30pm and gone the next minute,” Alan told the Daily Record. “They assumed I’d gone to the toilet or to another bar but wondered why I hadn’t told them.
“My last memory is talking to these guys then nothing until waking up in the street at 8:30am.
“I have had a flashback of someone punching the back of my head. I have no idea why, I was obviously so out of it they didn’t need to.”
He had his iphone and €500 in cash taken, as well as the watch given to him by his parents on his 40th birthday. However, they did not take his passport and left him with his spare phone.
In a shocked state, Alan managed to persuade a taxi to take him to the airport where he spoke to police.
His friends said they began to fear the worst when he did not turn up for golf the next day, and after reporting him missing to the police they scoured the coast.
He is now awaiting the results of blood tests.
- Guadix in all its glory - 3 Oct, 2016 @ 14:00
- The Spanish Shakespeare: Miguel de Cervantes - 18 Apr, 2016 @ 13:52
- Gibraltar is flying high - 4 Apr, 2016 @ 10:50
- Pair of expats fund raise to feed 40 hungry schoolchildren in Spain - 2 Apr, 2016 @ 14:33
- Gunfight in Granada arranged over WhatsApp - 1 Apr, 2016 @ 08:45
- Adios: What I learnt from living in Spain - 31 Mar, 2016 @ 16:28
- First-ever United Nations of Marbella seminar to be held on April 5 - 30 Mar, 2016 @ 14:12
- Algeciras records healthy increase in business - 30 Mar, 2016 @ 14:05
- Rock around the shops in Gibraltar - 20 Mar, 2016 @ 12:49
- ‘Long live free Andalucia!’ - 20 Mar, 2016 @ 07:44