DETECTIVES in Spain are investigating the violent death of a young Scot just hours after arriving for a holiday with a group of friends.
Craig Mallon was found dead during a stag weekend for his brother on the resort of Lloret de Mar, on the Costa Brava.
The body of the 26-year-old, from Coatbridge was found in a street at 6.30am. According to Spanish newspaper reports, he and others were involved in a fight with another group of tourists outside an all-night bar.
He arrived on Friday at the three-star Hotel Casino with his brother and several others for the weekend.
Paramedics attempted to revive Mallon, but to no avail. Reports suggested he went into cardiac arrest as a result of his injuries.
One friend, Gillian Lindsay, last night wrote on Twitter: “Craig Mallon… got out of Coatbridge and actually made something of himself! Never caused any trouble. You will never be forgotten.”
Detectives from the criminal investigation division have taken over the case from local police.
In July last year British teenager Andrew Milroy, 15, was stabbed to death in Lloret de Mar after an altercation with two Frenchmen. His parents had moved to the region from Surrey.
Last summer the town underwent two nights of clashes between dozens of drunk tourists, an incident which ended with 20 being detained.