A 45 year-old British man has been arrested by Spanish police in connection with the death of an Argentinian pensioner who was punched in the face on a zebra crossing in Fuengirola.
The suspect was held at Malaga Airport last Friday on a European Arrest Warrant, after flying back to Spain from the UK.
Mario Sauco, 65, was a father of three and died in Malaga’s Carlos Haya Hospital, 10 days after a late-night street attack on August 14 of this year.
However, it is believed that the purpose of the unidentified suspect’s return to Spain was to hand himself in to the authorities.
He was reportedly questioned at a police station near the airport before making a court appearance behind closed doors on Monday in Fuengirola.
Court sources suggest he has been released on bail pending a possible manslaughter charge.
A social media campaign was started by Mario’s daughter Analia, who published a picture of both her father and a man she described as the “attacker.”
Mario was only 300 feet from his home in Los Boliches, Fuengirola, when he was punched and broke his skull on the road.