Briton arrested on suspicion of killing father in Spain

  • 31 August 2013
  • From the section UK
Map of Spain showing location of L'Estartit

A British man has been been arrested on suspicion of killing his father at a Spanish camping site, Catalan police have said.

The 45-year-old was said to have been held in L'Estartit, a seaside town on the Costa Brava, on Friday morning.

His father, 69, was taken to hospital but died, triggering a murder investigation by the force.

The Foreign Office said it was aware of the death of a British national and the arrest of another.

It said it was providing consular assistance.

The incident took place at the Castell Montgri campsite, which is named after a nearby medieval castle.

The dead man was taken to Josep Trueta hospital in Girona with "severe head wounds" and other injuries.

It is not thought any weapons were used in the attack.

Police were alerted by the site's night duty security guard, the El Punt Avui newspaper's website said.