Five holidaymakers stabbed on street in Spanish tourist town

Ruth Doherty
Five tourists stabbed in Catalonia, Spain
Five tourists stabbed in Catalonia, Spain

Four men and one woman have been seriously injured after a man randomly attacked them with a carving knife in a Spanish tourist town.

The holidaymakers were the victims of an indiscriminate attack on the street in Lleida, Catalonia, and one is in a critical condition in Barcelona's Hospital del Vell d'Hebron.

According to the Mirror, the victims are aged between 26 and 64 and are of different nationalities, including a Moroccan, Pakistani, South American, Spaniard and Chinese.

Police are still looking for the suspect, who is described as around 35 years of age and wearing green shorts with dark skin.

The first attack happened at around 5.15pm on Monday 22 September, with the last occurring at 5.55pm.

Police chief Josep Lluís Rossell has appealed for calm and says the force is doing everything possible to find the suspect.

Back in November 2013, five British tourists were stabbed by a DJ at the Spanish holiday resort Magaluf, Majorca, outside a pub during Halloween celebrations.

Nelson Delgado, 25, from Portugal, was arrested after stabbing the Britons.

According to the Daily Mail, police believe he stabbed the British holidaymakers after mistaking them for a gang wearing Halloween fancy dress who attacked his brother hours earlier.

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