Two Brit tourists arrested after ‘doormen knifed’ in Benidorm party strip

Two Brits have been arrested after a double stabbing in Benidorm, which saw two bar workers rushed to hospital.

A friend of one victim told Mirror Online that his pal is in a serious condition after being stabbed in the stomach.

One of the men arrested could face attempted homicide charges, it is claimed, with one of the men in intensive care.

Two men – said to be Scottish although there is no official confirmation yet – are believed to have fled the scene.

Dave McQueen, who owns Benidorm Holidays Ltd, told Mirror Online: "My friend is seriously ill after been stabbed in the belly.

"I am on way back to hospital. We can’t say anymore at this time."

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Local newspaper Ahora Marina Baiza reports that two bar workers were stabbed by ‘aggressive’ customers who were being thrown out.

And co-worker Bobyta Rumano posted on Facebook that the attackers had "pulled a knife and stabbed my mates".

An insider confirmed neither of the injured men are British, with one of them from Romania and the other from the Czech Republic.

At least one of the men is a bouncer at Beachcomber, where last night’s incident occurred, and the other is also a worker, although it was not immediately clear if he was also a doorman or PR staff.

The source said: “One of the Brits was arrested on suspicion of attempted homicide and wounding and the other for an offence of making threats.

“One of the casualties, the most seriously injured of the two, was stabbed in the abdomen and was admitted to intensive care. The other was stabbed in the chest.”

A spokesman for Spain’s National Police in the area said: “Two men have been arrested over a stabbing incident in Benidorm last night around 10.30pm.“They are both British and aged 20 and 21.

“Two people, workers at the place where the incident happened, suffered what appeared to be stab wounds.”

The spokesman was not able to confirm local reports the men were Scottish or the casualties were doormen, saying the only information he had was that the detainees were from the United Kingdom.

None of the victims are thought to be British.

Posting about the incident on Facebook , Benidorm Holidays Ltd wrote last night: "At this time Benidorm Strip has been closed & sealed of due to a serious Stabbing attack. Early reports are suggesting 4 people have been hurt."

In an update at 12.30am local time, the company added: " There at this time has been NO confirmed deaths as yet, the main Strip is not sealed off now, but people are still seriously hurt.

"Soon as we can confirm more we will."

According to local news site Hola Benidorm, two of those injured were working in a bar popular with tourists.

It said other clubs were closed by police as a result of the stabbing.

One woman posted: "I was here tonight & seen it all was horrific!"

Another witness claimed that fighting had started inside a club, and then spilled out into the Strip.

It is thought staff from the venue helped out a seriously injured man.

She wrote: "Give all the lads from the clubs (workers) their dues, they stayed with the man that got stabbed and looked after him and calmed it all down after the boys with knifes ran away."

We’ll be bringing you the latest on this developing story.

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