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Hunt for Brit tourists after ‘best man’ is killed on stag do in Benidorm

Written by on March 11, 2019

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Hunt for Brit tourists after ‘best man’ is killed on stag do in Benidorm

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A British tourist who died while on a stag do in Benidorm has been named as James Clark, from Hawick in Scotland.

The 33-year-old reportedly got into a fight with other holidaymakers and suffered a serious head wound in the early hours of March 8. Police are now hunting for two men, both believed to be British, in connection to the killing.

James Clark was in Benidorm for a stag do (Picture: Mirrorpix)

Mr Clark, known to his friends as Jim, had flown to Benidorm only hours earlier, leaving his luggage at a four star hotel so that he could go partying with his friends.

He was reportedly set to the be the best man at the groom’s wedding. Brave domestic violence victim speaks out over moment her ex put a knife to her throat Witnesses said they saw him fighting with other tourists in Calle Gerona – Gerona Street in English – which is in the heart of an area known as Little England.

Emergency services were called to the scene and he was pronounced dead just after 3am. A post-mortem showed he sustained a head wound either from being attacked with a weapon or smashing his head on the ground as he fell.

Police are now hunting for two British males in connection to his death (Picture: Getty Images)

A Spanish National Police spokesman said of the incident: ‘We received an emergency call at around 3.15am on Friday. ‘Police were mobilised and arrived at the scene to find two people trying to assist another who was lying on the ground. He was confirmed dead shortly afterwards.

‘What we know at the moment from witnesses is that there had been a fight moments earlier, apparently between British nationals who were on holiday like the dead man who was also a tourist.’

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office said after the latest incident: ‘Our staff are providing assistance to the family of a British man who has died in Benidorm.’


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