Fuengirola vigilante suspect arrested

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A FUENGIROLA pub bouncer has been released with charges for his alleged involvement in the death of a bag-snatcher.

As reported by EWN last week, a 42-year-old man, who stole a woman’s handbag on her way to work in Fuengirola, was found dead after a passer-by chased him and returned the stolen bag.

Although the man was taken to the Costa del Sol hospital he arrived in a serious condition and later died.

Initially believed to have fallen and banged his head, a post-mortem report revealed that the man had died from a beating, converting his death into a possible case of manslaughter.

The suspect was arrested as he arrived at Malaga airport from a four-day trip to London, which he later told a Fuengirola judge had been planned long before the events he has been charged over.

The 22-year-old Spanish man declared that he only heard that the other man had died once he was in London, and he had intended to present himself to the police upon return to Spain.

The judge decided that it was unlikely the young man would flee as his job, family and girlfriend were in Fuengirola, and released him after confiscating his passport and ordering him to present himself at the court twice a month.

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