THE mother of a man murdered in Spain five years ago has described the approaching trial as ‘like hitting a brick wall’.

Paul Fether was killed near Benalmadena in April 2010.

But the 31-year-old’s mother Beryl insists she has never been given any definitely information about his death, not even about where her son’s possessions were.

“This is what really upsets me, because I haven’t got a clue,” Beryl, from Essex, told the BBC.

“I’m not saying he was a saint, and I can’t say what he was doing over there, but whatever it was he didn’t deserve to die that way.

“Going by the papers, they reckoned he was tortured for about an hour and a half.

“But the coroner said he didn’t think he’d been tortured, but it was a slow death.”

Beryl insists that she was only aware of what was going on with the case through local newspaper reports, and was forced to pay more than €16,500 to transport her son’s body back to the UK.

She has still not been told when her son’s alleged killer will face trial, calling the situation a ‘complete nightmare’.

“The trial is due anytime and I’ve got a feeling they’re not going to tell me when it is. I need to know so I can go over for it.”

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