POLICE are investigating the death of a Scottish man on the Costa del Sol on Friday, according to Press reports.
Chris Lindsay, 34, was found unconscious with cuts and bruises and his passport missing in Calahonda after a night out with work colleagues.
He died of liver and kidney failure five days later on his girlfriend’s 30th birthday, Scotland’s Daily Record reports.
Lindsay is thought to have been staying at a villa in Calahonda after travelling to Spain with around 10 colleagues from Glasgow-based Marketing Company.
On the night of the alleged attack Lindsay – a father of a three-month-old boy – h had been out for a meal with his workmates. After the meal most of them went to bed but Lindsay and a colleague went back out, according to the report. They became separated in a bar and that was the last time Lindsay was seen until he was discovered unconscious.
His family flew to the Costa del Sol after being told he was fighting for his life in Malaga’s Carlos Haya Hospital. They are now trying to establish the circumstances the led to his death, hoping a post-mortem will reveal what happened. Lindsay’s brother told the Record: “We don’t know who found him but he had been unconscious in the street on the Sunday morning and his passport was missing.
“When we saw him, his face was OK but there was bad bruising down his right-hand side, and cuts on his knees and elbows. “We have no idea if he was jumped or if it was a one-on-one, but he had certainly been in a fight.”
His girlfriend and mother of his child, Vikki Solomon appealed to locals and holidamakers to help shed light on Lindsay’s death. She told STV News at Six: ” I think some answers would help us and give us a little bit more peace, for all the family.”
A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We can confirm the death of a British national in Spain. We are providing consular assistance to the family.”