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TRIBUTES have flooded in for a British expatriate who died after being punched in the face in Ibiza.

Harry Kingsland, 21, was described as a “lovely lad” by friends and family after his alleged killer, also 21, was held at a roundabout near the scene of the incident after escaping through a second-floor window.

The former British Gas manager is believed to have been trying to break up a fight in the party town of San Antonio when he was attacked by the unnamed suspect at an apartment.

Both men were working in Spain for the summer, but it remains unclear if they knew each other.

Ibiza worker Sarah Claffey from Dublin, changed her Facebook profile photo to one of her with Harry, captioned: “The pain I have in my heart. I've never felt pain like this in my life. That is a day that will never leave my mind until the day I die.

“My best pal taken for absolutely f*****g nothing. The anger I have and the pain I feel has me so heartbroken.”

Harry’s brother Anthony wrote: “I really can't believe I'm never going to see my little brother again.

“I love you Harry Kingsland. You were such a genuine lovely lad and didn't deserve this. I will never ever forget you bro.”

Former club promoter Caitlin Naughton, who now works as a rep for Sunseekers, added: “Things like this are upsetting but when it's someone you know it makes it about 10x worse. Such a nice genuine lad, still can't believe it. Life is too short. RIP Harry.”

Fellow employee Matt Ryan, from Liverpool, posted: “Still expecting him to show up to work. Doesn't seem real. Absolutely gutted. RIP Harry. Gone too soon.”

Harry died after being punched more than once and going into cardiac arrest, a post mortem examination confirmed.

Local media said he was hit by a “hard punch” and suffered a "traumatic brain injury as a result of an attack".

The report added: "The young man went into cardio-respiratory arrest and died despite the resuscitation efforts of the emergency medics."

The British man suspected of the assault which killed him has reportedly been remanded in custody after being quizzed on suspicion of homicide.

He has not yet been formally charged after being arrested near a well-known roundabout known locally as ‘The Egg.’

A WILDFIRE which broke out near several Costa del Sol holiday hotspots was brought under control within an hour-and-a-half.

A water-carrying aeroplane, four helicopters, three fire engines equipped with water pumps, two 4x4 vehicles and 54 fire fighters were called in to fight the blaze in the El Higueron area between Fuengirola, Benalmadena and Mijas.

The fire was reported at 2.25pm and stabilised by 3.55pm, according to specialist wildfire unit INFOCA.

A WILDFIRE has broken out on the Costa del Sol.

A water-carrying aeroplane, four helicopters, three fire engines equipped with water pumps are currently fighting the blaze in the El Higueron area near the expatriate and holiday hotspots of Fuengirola, Benalmadena and Mijas.

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A LABOUR PARTY councillor is battling for his life after plummeting from a second-floor holiday flat in Ibiza.

Tolga Aramaz, 23, the representative for Edmonton Green in the London borough of Enfield, was critically injured and remains in intensive care at the private Nuestra Señora del Rosario Clinic in the wake of the accident.

The former King’s College student is believed to have been with friends when he fell in the Playa d’En Bossa holiday hotspot.

The awning of a restaurant reportedly cushioned his fall before he landed on the terrace.

A member of trade union Unite, Tolga was elected as the Labout Party representative for Edmonton Green ward in May after winning 2,629 votes.

He said at the time: “Thank you for all that has voted for me. I am now the first elected representative in my family and that gives me great pride.

“I will serve my residents to the best of my ability and me and my comrades will aim to protect the interest of the many not the few.”

He has also criticised Brexit negotiators, accusing them of leaving the UK in a “bloody mess” and using it to “improve their political career instead of improving the future of this country.”

Police are probing the incident but said in an initial statement they are treating it as an accident.

An official said: “An investigation is underway into the circumstances surrounding the injuries sustained in a second-fall apartment fall by a 23-year-old British tourist.”

A 42-year-old Briton remains in the same hospital after plunging from a San Antonio hotel room a day earlier.

TWO British holidaymakers are among five men held in Mallorca on suspicion of running up an €11,000 hotel bill using fake credit cards.

The group - also including an Irishman and two Germans - were arrested at a four-star Magaluf resort complex 24 hours after being charged with pulling the stunt at the five-star Hilton Sa Torre in Llucmajor.

They were remanded in custody overnight before being freed on bail and immediately checking into Me Mallorca, allegedly using a second series of cloned bank cards after the first batch was seized.

One of the five is believed to be a child, and investigators reportedly found a machine used to produce the cards during the second swoop.

It comes after four Britons, including a woman, and an Irishman were earlier this month held on suspicion of using counterfeit credit cards to pay for expensive stays in holiday hotspots including Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava, Cataluña.

Detectives said in a statement the men had been charged with defrauding a series of luxury hotels for around €2,000 each.

The group, all aged 27-29, was arrested while driving stolen cars, including one snatched on the Costa del Sol, near the Catalan city of Girona.

A BRITISH holidaymaker has died after being punched in Sant Antoni, Ibiza, early this morning.

The unnamed 21-year-old could not be revived by medics after suffering a traumatic brain injury and subsequent cardiac arrest, according to initial reports.

Police caught his attacker, who tried to escape by jumping over the balcony of the private home the pair were apparently staying in.

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A BRITISH holidaymaker is battling for his life after being mowed down by a hit-and-run driver in Mallorca.

Police have launched a manhunt in the wake of the incident, with the unnamed 34-year-old suffering a “traumatic brain injury” after a Renault Megane car ploughed into him, medics confirmed.

The victim’s girlfriend is believed to have witnessed the accident, which took place in the early hours of the morning near the four-star Hotel Samos in Magaluf.

It was also captured by CCTV cameras, according to local media reports.

The couple were staying at apartments in Port de Soller, around 40 kilometres from the party resort on the island’s northern coast.

An official from Calvia’s Local Police said: “Calvia local police have opened an investigation into a hit-and-run incident which happened on Saturday at 5.30am in Avinguda S’Olivera in Magaluf.

“The man run over is a 34-year-old tourist who was admitted to Son Espases Hospital with a serious traumatic brain injury.

“Witnesses say the car that hit him was a grey customised Renault Megane with tinted back windows.

“Police were alerted by a call to the emergency services and found the man lying on the road when they reached the scene.

“He was accompanied by his partner. The couple were holidaying on the island and were staying in Port de Soller.”

A BRITISH holidaymaker has survived after plummeting seven floors from a balcony at a Mallorca hotel and landing on a car bonnet following a row with his partner.

The unnamed victim, believed to be in his early 30s, suffered multiple injuries and was taken to Son Espases Hospital in Balearic capital Palma in the wake of the dramatic incident.

He had reportedly been taking drugs and drinking alcohol before arguing with his girlfriend and plunging from their accommodation at the Hotel Porto Playa, Porto Cristo, in the early hours of the morning.

Medics said it is a “miracle” he survived after a parked BMW broke his fall, probably saving his life.

Police are probing the circumstances surrounding the accident amid claims the hotel had “problems” with the couple 24 hours earlier.

It comes days after a British woman, 41, was seriously hurt after falling from a second-floor apartment in San Antonio, Ibiza.

No further details have been released since she was admitted to the Nuestra Señora del Rosario private hospital on the party island.

THE body of an Irish teenager has been recovered from a lake in a Spanish national park.

It comes after the unnamed 19-year-old vanished while on a trip to Las Lagunas de Ruidera in Castilla-La Mancha, between Albacete and Ciudad Real.

He disappeared during a post-dinner swim with classmates at La Salvadora lake, with the group failing to notice he was missing since it was dark when they left the water.

Minutes later, they saw he had failed to collect his clothes, sparking a search, with emergency services alerted when the victim - said to be a strong swimmer - could not be found.

Investigators probing the incident said in a statement they believe he died from natural causes after suffering a cramp or cardiac arrest since the lake is quiet and not considered dangerous.

His body was found by a team including Guardia Civil and Civil Protection officers, firefighters and country rangers watched by a crowd of onlookers.

The fire brigade tweeted the search had ended “with an undesirable ending for everyone.”

A post mortem examination at an Albacete hospital is expected to reveal the cause of death.

Sources confirmed he was participating in the Spanish Ministry of Education’s Interway language programme, during which Spanish students are taught by Irish volunteers while participating in leisure activities.

The group had been staying at the Retiro de Don Quijote holiday camp in nearby Villanueva de los Infantes.

SPANISH workers’ unions have announced that more than 60,000 baggage-handlers and other airport staff are to strike on unconfirmed dates at the beginning of August.

The action is expected to affect all Spanish airports, sparking travel chaos across Europe.

It comes in the wake of more than two years of failed talks over salaries, working hours, breaks, overtime and professional growth, the CCOO union said in a statement.

It added that labour mediation agency SIMA has been asked to act as a peacemaker in an effort to avoid the strikes.

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