A 45 year old British national has been detained by authorities in Malaga in connection with the death of a 65-year-old man in August. The incident happened at around midnight on a busy Fuengirola street in mid-August.
The suspect had punched Argentine national Mario Sauco following on from an argument the pair had had in a bar earlier. Mr Sauco fell badly, and though the assailant initially tried to help the victim, when he saw how badly hurt he was he fled the scene although blurry pictures had been taken of him by this time.
Mr Sauco never emerged from a coma and died in hospital ten days later, prompting a manhunt by police as well as a social media campaign by the victim’s family. Although it is thought that the defendant fled back to the UK the next day it is believed he has returned to Spain voluntarily to face likely charges.
He was detained as soon as he stepped off the plane and taken to a court in Fuengirola.