Man held over father's death

A British man is being questioned on suspicion of killing his father in a fight while on holiday at a Spanish camping site.

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Briton held on suspicion of killing father in a fight

A British man is being questioned on suspicion of killing his father in a fight while on holiday at a Spanish camping site.

The 45-year-old, named in reports as Ian Bennett, was arrested on Friday in L'Estartit, a seaside town on north-east Spain's Costa Brava, after allegedly attacking his father, named as Douglas Bennett, 69.

His brother Bob told The Mail on Sunday: "Doug and Ian were so close it was unreal. I have no idea what could have sparked this. I'm absolutely speechless."

"I don't know whether it might be relevant or not but Ian was very ill about 20 years ago when he had some sort of mental breakdown."

Briton found dead at campsite in north east Spain

The camping site is in L'Estartit, is a seaside town in north east Spain. Credit: Google Maps

A 69-year-old British man has been found dead at a Spanish campsite at L'Estartit, a seaside town on north east Spain's Costa Brava.

Catalan police have said a 45-year-old man said to be his son has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

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Brit arrested at Spanish campsite over father's death

A British man is currently in police custody in Spain after being arrested on suspicion of killing his 69-year-old father at a campsite.

The incident took place on Friday at around 1.45 in a camping site in L'Estartit when the arrested man is believed to have attacked his father.

The victim was taken by emergency services to hospital to be attended for the wounds he suffered, while local police in Torroella de Montgri arrested the alleged perpetrator for domestic violence.

The victim died on Friday and investigators from the Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan regional police) took on the case.

– Catalan regional police spokesman

British man held over father's death in Spain

A British man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his father at a Spanish camping site, police said.

The 45-year-old was arrested this morning in L'Estartit, a seaside town on north east Spain's Costa Brava, after allegedly attacking his 69-year-old father.

The victim was taken to hospital but died this morning, prompting a murder investigation by Catalan police.

It is not thought any weapons were used in the lethal attack.

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