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article imageBritish man arrested on suspicion of killing his father in Spain

By Anne Sewell     Aug 31, 2013 in Crime
Girona - A 45-year-old British man has been arrested on suspicion of beating his father to death while on a family holiday at a campsite on the Costa Brava in Spain.
The suspect allegedly attacked his 69-year-old father and beat him to death at a campsite in L'Estartit, a seaside town on the Costa Brava in north east Spain.
Emergency services were called to the scene at the Castell Montgri campsite on Friday. The victim was found lying unconscious in a pool of blood, suffering "severe head wounds" and other injuries.
The man was taken to Josep Trueta hospital in Girona but passed away a short time later. This caused the Catalan police to start a murder investigation.
The police were alerted by a night duty security guard at the campsite, named after a nearby medieval castle Castell Montgri.
A police spokesman said: "The incident took place Friday morning at around 00.45 am in a camping site in L'Estartit when the arrested man is believed to have attacked his father."
"The victim was taken by emergency services to hospital to be attended for the wounds he suffered, while local police in Torroella de Montgri arrested the alleged perpetrator for domestic violence."
"The victim died Friday morning and investigators from the Mossos d'Esquadra [Catalan regional police] took on the case."
It is not thought any weapons were used in the lethal attack.
An autopsy is due to take place on Saturday to confirm the cause of death. Police have not yet named the deceased or his son.
The area where the incident occurred is a picturesque fishing village on the Costa Brava. L'Estartit is a popular holiday resort with many hotels, apartment blocks and campsites, well frequented by tourists.
View from the Castell Montgri on the Costa Brava  Spain
View from the Castell Montgri on the Costa Brava, Spain
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