Benidorm stabbing: Four stabbed on Spain holiday resort's main strip

STABBING: Two men have been arrested after the stabbing in Benidorm (Pic: DS)

Police confirmed the shocking attack happened last night as thousands of people partied in the heart of Benidorm's clubland. Four people were knifed in the attacked and left in a "serious condition", according to local reports. It has been reported two of the injured people work for a popular tourist bar on Calle Mallorca.

Cops said they have arrested two men - aged 20 and 21 - and they are both British. The arrested are expected to appear in a private court hearing either today or tomorrow.

Benidorm stabbing: Four stabbed on Spain holiday resort's main strip

HOTSPOT: Millions of people flock to Benidorm every single year (Pic: GOOGLE MAPS)

"I was here tonight and seen it all was horrific"

Witness

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

In an update, 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." One witness posted on social media: "I was here tonight and seen it all was horrific."

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

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It is thought staff from the venue helped out a seriously injured man. Another witness said: "Give all the lads from the clubs 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." 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."

Benidorm stabbing: Four stabbed on Spain holiday resort's main strip

HOLIDAYS: Benidorm's main strip is normally flooded with tourists at night (Pic: GOOGLE MAPS)

Benidorm is one of the most popular resorts for Brits in Spain - attracting more than 11 million visitors every year. It enjoys more than 3,000 hours of sunshine per year and sees summer temperatures soaring to more than 30C.

However, hotel association Hosbec revealed the number of overnight stays in the famous Costa Blanca holiday resort by Brit tourists last year plummeted by 454,000[1].

Last year, tourists bosses blamed rowdy Brits for scaring Spanish people away from the famous Strip.

Additional reporting by Gerard Couzens.

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References

  1. ^ Brit tourists last year plummeted by 454,000 (www.dailystar.co.uk)

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