THREE Russian men have been arrested after they allegedly beat an Italian tourist to death in a Spanish nightclub.

The victim, named as 22-year-old Niccolo Ciatti, was pronounced dead on Sunday, 24 hours after he was punched and kicked unconscious in Gerona.

All three suspects, from Chechnya, are believed to have been seeking Asylum in Spain.

They were cuffed on the Costa Brava after horrific footage emerged showing of Ciatti, a fruitseller from Florence, being beaten to death in a nightclub.

He was enjoying a holiday with friends.

Police say the suspects and victim did not know each other, and there was no verbal altercation before the beating started.

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