A BRITISH man has been rushed to hospital after being shot and tortured in a suspected gang attack in Spain.
The victim, who has not been named, suffered horrific injuries after reportedly being tricked into meeting with his attackers in Marbella.
He believed to have been knee-capped, suffered broken bones in his lower body, and was cut from the corners of his mouth up to his ears, known as the Glasgow or Chelsea smile.
Spanish police have not yet made any arrests and local reports say the victim is showing little cooperation.
He remains in a serious condition at Marbella’s Costa del Sol Hospital, where he was admitted in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Investigators are working on the theory he was tortured as part of a ‘warning’ by members of a crime gang, who targeted him after he arrived in the area the night of the attack.
Police have not released details of how they were alerted about the incident.
The shocking attack comes days after Brit Sean Hercules, 39, was shot dead by police at an aparthotel in nearby Cancelada close to Estepona, after he fired on them as they went to arrest him, but the incidents are not being linked.