A 54-year-old Spanish man has been arrested last Friday on suspicion of a violent assault on his cousin.
The victim was found lying on an access road close to his home with a heavy blow to the head by a neighbour. The emergency services were called and he is currently recovering in hospital in Malaga.
A full investigation took place and after conducting multiple interviews, the Police confirmed the suspect and the victim had a heated dispute in a bar in the Velena area.
Witnesses reported the pair having a heated discussion, then leaving the bar separately to their respective homes close to each other. It was on the way home that the assault took place.
The case has now been given to the Juzgado de Instrucción Uno de Vélez Málaga for prosecution with the accused being investigated to attempted homicide.