British man who had just become a dad dies after 'attack' on holiday in Spain

Ruth Doherty
British new dad dies after attack on holiday in Spain
British new dad dies after attack on holiday in Spain


A holidaymaker from Edinburgh who had just become a father to a baby boy has died after an 'fight' in Spain.

Chris Lindsay, 34, was found unconscious the morning after a night out with colleagues from The Marketing Company based in Glasgow's Hope Street.

The group had gone for a meal, following which most people headed back to their hotel, but Chris and a senior colleague stayed out for longer.

The pair became separated and Chris was then found unconscious after being involved in some kind of incident.

He died after suffering liver and kidney failure, and was treated at a hospital in Marbella, before being moved to Malaga.

His brother Tony told the Scotsman: 'I am absolutely devastated. Chris was absolutely thrilled to have become a dad again.

'There are too many question marks about what happened.

'We don't know who found him but he had been unconscious in the street on the Sunday morning and his passport was missing.

'When we saw him there, his face was OK but there was bad bruising down his right-hand side and cuts on his knees and elbows.

'We have no idea if he was jumped on or if it was a one-on-one, but he had certainly been in a fight.'

Chris and his girlfriend Vikky Solomon had become parents to son Jude just three months ago.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: 'We can confirm the death of a British national in Spain. We are providing consular assistance to the family.'

Chris' body will remain in Spain until officers decide whether to launch a criminal inquiry.