British tourist in Spain stabbed to death outside nightclub in brawl with 'other foreigners' as another person rushed to hospital

Oxygen nightclub street view
The tourist was fatally stabbed outside Oxygen nightclub in Calella
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James Saunders

By James Saunders


Published: 21/06/2024

- 08:49

Updated: 21/06/2024

- 15:01

The fight, which reportedly also involved other tourists, left a second person injured - who has since been hospitalised

A British tourist has been killed after a late-night brawl erupted outside a nightclub in a popular Spanish resort.

The tourist, aged 30, was stabbed to death outside Oxygen nightclub in Calella on Catalonia's Costa Brava at about 5am today.


The fight, which reportedly also involved other tourists, left a second person injured - who has since been hospitalised.

And according to local outlet El Caso, the British tourist's attackers were likely to have been "young foreigners" who lived in the municipality.

Oxygen nightclub street view

The tourist was fatally stabbed outside Oxygen nightclub in Calella

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A statement from Calella local police read: "This morning there was a fight in a nightclub in the city.

"The result of the incident is one dead and one injured, who has been taken to a hospital. The attack was by knife."

Calella police also added that Mossos d'Esquadra, the Catalan regional police, have taken the lead on investigations.

And Spanish authorities have already been in touch with the British Consulate in order to notify the victim's next-of-kin and return their body to the UK as soon as possible.

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Oxygen nightclub in Calella

Emergency services descended on Calella's Oxygen nightclub earlier this morning

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GB News has seen images of the aftermath of the incident, with emergency services surrounding the now-cordoned-off crime scene.

While local reports have suggested that a "significant police presence" is still in place in the area.

A FCDO spokesperson said: "We are supporting the family of a British man who has died in Spain and are in contact with the local authorities."

Today's news marks the second high-profile mishap for a British tourist in Spain; earlier this week, 19-year-old Jay Slater disappeared in Tenerife - prompting a media frenzy and a high-profile police search.

Slater, from Oswaldtwistle in Lancashire, was last heard from on the morning of June 17 when he called a friend while trying to walk back to his accommodation on the island after missing a bus.

The walk from his last known location - Rural de Teno park in the south of the Spanish island - to his accommodation would have taken about 11 hours on foot.

And a fundraiser set up by his friend, Lucy Law, to "get Jay Slater home" has since received more than £23,500 in donations.

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