Briton ‘kills man who filmed girl’

Published: Monday 9th February 2015 by The News Editor

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A Briton has been arrested in Spain for allegedly killing a German man he caught filming his young daughter with an iPad.

Police held the 40-year-old British citizen on Saturday night after he allegedly attacked the German national in a restaurant in Sotogrande, an exclusive resort on southern Spain’s Costa del Sol.

Authorities said that the victim, 43, had been charged with possession of child pornography days before, although it is not known if the British man was aware of that.

A spokeswoman for the Civil Guard said: ” The discussion apparently began because of alleged recordings that the victim was making of the aggressor’s daughter.

“When he (the aggressor) saw what was happening he took the tablet off him, saw the recordings, threw the device to the ground and attacked him.

“The victim had been arrested by the Civil Guard a few days ago for possession of child pornography.”

Police said that when they arrived they found the victim with “very serious” wounds, although it is understood no weapons were used during the attack.

He was taken to a hospital in nearby La Linea de la Concepcion but died there.

The British man, who is understood to live in Sotogrande, left the restaurant after the assault but was later identified thanks to witnesses, police said.

A source said that his young daughter is under the age of eight.

The victim had been arrested in Spain in January over child pornography claims and was awaiting trial.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out and authorities are awaiting results to determine how the victim died.

The arrested man is understood to have appeared today before a magistrate.

Sotogrande is one of Spain’s most upmarket resorts and is known for its golf courses and large houses overlooking the Mediterranean.

Published: Monday 9th February 2015 by The News Editor

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