12 Jul, 2021 @ 11:47
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British man in Benidorm bar admits trying to stab fellow Brit to death on Spain’s Costa Blanca

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A British man has been jailed for five years after repeatedly stabbing a fellow Brit in a Benidorm bar.

He pled guilty to attempted homicide at his trial.

Once he serves two-thirds of the sentence, he will be deported from Spain.

A special order also bans him from returning for five years from the moment he is expelled.

In addition, the Alicante Provincial Court ordered him to pay nearly €38,000 in compensation to the victim.

It’s not been disclosed whether the unnamed assailant was a resident or a tourist.

The incident started at around 7.50 pm on January 18, 2020 at an undisclosed Benidorm bar.

The attacker started a fight for ‘unknown reasons’ with a man, with his partner stepping in to stop the altercation.

The convicted Brit then produced a knife from his backpack and stabbed the ‘peace-maker’ several times in his arms, chest and head before running away.

The victim needed emergency surgery and suffered permanent restricted mobility to one of his hands.


Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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