A 20-year-old British man has escaped jail for urinating in the entrance to
a tattooist’s parlour and then attacking the owner and a female witness on
the popular Spanish tourist island of Majorca.
The man, whose name has not been released, was given a six-month suspended
prison sentence and fined 192 EUR (170 GBP) after he pleaded guilty in
He was seen urinating in the doorway of a tattooist’s shop in the busy
resort town of Magaluf early one morning in July 2016.
The man then attacked the owner of the business after he challenged his
behaviour. He also attacked a woman who tried to intervene.
The young tourist then ran away from the scene but he was arrested four days
later after his victims reported the incident to the Spanish Civil Guard who
launched an investigation.
The Briton, who was on holiday on the island, was detained in police custody
overnight but released the following day after appearing in court.
The man has now returned to the court for his trial where he admitted
attacking the man and the woman, and urinating in public.
The court heard that the tattooist suffered bruising to his left wrist,
hands, elbow, chest, head and knee, while the woman suffered bruising to her
right knee and cervical pain.
Their attacker agreed to a sentence of six months in prison, suspended for
two years, and a fine of 192 EUR (170 GBP).
He also agreed to pay 1,020 EUR (908 GBP) in compensation to the shop owner
and a further 300 EUR (267 GBP) to the woman for the injuries he caused.