A GROUP of 20 holidaymakers claim they were attacked by Marbella police while they were trying to give first aid to a friend who had collapsed in the street.
The group of Norwegian youngsters claim they were ‘repeatedly hit’ with batons after their pal collapsed from excessive drinking in the Sky Bar, in Puerto Banus.
Three of the group told the Olive Press they had been ‘violently’ pulled off their friend Hermann, while they tried to resuscitate him as they waited for an ambulance.
“The police were extremely excessive,” said soldier Mattias Martini, 23.
“Myself and another friend who is an ambulance driver were trying to administer first aid but the police just wanted to move us down the street.”
He added: “They were hitting us as we were performing first aid on Hermann, at one point they dragged us both away and left Hermann on his own lying on his back after vomitting.
“It was very very dangerous.
“It was only when I showed my military ID that I was allowed back to Hermann.”
In total, 11 members of the group, aged between 18 and 25, were hit and left with bruises.
One of their fathers, Stiam Knudsen, was even whacked when he arrived on the scene, despite being sober.
In the end it took over 20 minutes for an ambulance to arrive, at which point Hermann was taken to the Costa del Sol Hospital.
During the short drive to the hospital his pulse momentarily stopped and the ambulance was forced to pull over for 10 minutes while paramedics performed life-saving CPR.