Police hunt for British man who knocked out tourist in street fight

Police hunt for British man who knocked out tourist in street fight

The street fight happened in Magaluf (Picture: ASA/NPZ/Solarpix.com)

Spanish police are hunting a British tourist who left another unconscious during a fight in Magaluf between two groups of UK holidaymakers.

The 20-year-old was left knocked out on the ground after being punched in the head in the resort town on the island of Majorca.

He had to be given a sedative after coming round and reacting aggressively to attempts by paramedics to aid him at the scene before taking him to hospital.

It was not immediately clear today what his current condition is, although he was admitted to Son Espases Hospital hospital with head wounds and possible internal bleeding.

The aggressor, described by witnesses as belonging to a group of British tourists who got into a street fight with a second group the victim was in, fled the scene before local police and Civil Guard officers arrived.

The incident happened around 5.30am yesterday opposite Mulligan’s Bar in Magaluf party strip Punta Ballena, near the spot where Irish father-of-four Michael Grant collapsed and died in the early hours of Monday morning.

Michael Grant collapsed and died in Magaluf on Monday

Detectives believe the 45-year-old physiotherapist from Waterford could have been involved in a street fight before his sudden death.

A medical examiner had indicated in a pre-autopsy examination the day of Mr Grant’s death she thought injures on his body were consistent with him having been hit by a car.

The Civil Guard has so far found no evidence of a traffic incident and are now said to be investigating whether he had a bust-up with a street seller before he collapsed on Martin Ros Street near Punta Ballena.

Mr Grant had reportedly taken a wrong turn and become separated from other members of his group after spending the afternoon drinking by his hotel pool before going out partying.

An autopsy showed the Irishman, who was on holiday with his wife Leanne and at least two of their four children and other families from Ireland, had consumed cocaine as well as alcohol before his death.

Further tests are taking place as investigators try to confirm their suspicions his death is linked to the drugs and booze in his system.

Police sources say they have not launched a murder or homicide probe.

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