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Irish tourist dies at Spanish resort after being stabbed

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Image caption A man from Britain, who is living in Spain, was arrested at the scene, according to RTÉ

A 49-year-old British man has been remanded in custody in relation to the death of an Irishman in Spain on Friday.

The man, who is understood to have been living in Spain, was arrested at the scene.

Irish broadcaster RTÉ reports the man who died was John Pender, aged in his 50s, and from Shankill in Dublin

He had been holidaying in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol and died after being stabbed.

It is understood the suspect tried to flee the scene but was held by security staff.

Charity worker

He was reportedly in Pógs Irish bar when he was attacked.

Mr Pender worked for the Suicide or Survive charity, based in the Shankill area of Dublin.

The founder and CEO of the charity is his wife Caroline McGuigan.

The Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in a statement that it is aware of the case and is providing consular assistance.