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British Couple Held After Hotel Death

Tuesday January 29, 2013

British Couple Held After Hotel Death

A British couple have been detained by the authorities following the death of Alan Atkinson, the 48 year old British tourist who died early on Sunday morning 27th January after an altercation at his hotel in Puerto del Carmen.

The judge presiding at the court in Arrecife yesterday took the decision to send the British couple, Jayne Agnes and George Thomas, to prison on a provisional basis whilst an autopsy is carried out on the dead man’s body. The pair were at the Blue Sea Los Ficus hotel in Puerto del Carmen (pictured) with Alan Atkinson and his girlfriend at the time of the incident that led to his death.

The fatal injuries are believed to have been caused by a rock after a quarrel broke out in the early hours of Sunday morning. Mr Atkinson was taken, unconscious, to Arrecife hospital and was then moved to the health centre at Tias were he subsequently passed away a few hours later.

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