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Man arrested over father's death
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 yesterday 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 on Friday morning, triggering a murder investigation by Catalan police. It is not thought any weapons were used in the lethal attack.
A police spokesman said: "The incident took place Friday morning 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 Friday morning and investigators from the Mossos d'Esquadra (Catalan regional police) took on the case."
Local reports said the incident took place at the Castell Montgri campsite, which is named after a nearby medieval castle.
Police were alerted by the site's night duty security guard, the El Punt Avui newspaper's website said.
When emergency services arrived they found the victim unconscious on the ground next to a pool of blood. He was taken to Josep Trueta hospital in Girona with "severe head wounds" and other injuries but doctors were unable to save him, El Punt Avui reported.
The picturesque fishing village of L'Estartit is a popular holiday resort with many hotels, apartment blocks and campsites.
Castell Montgri's website says the camp, which is at the entrance to the village, offers a "beautiful natural setting" and "stunning sandy beaches".