Distraught mother speaks of devastation after 15-year-old son was stabbed to death in Spanish shopping center








Distraught mother speaks of devastation after 15-year-old son was stabbed to death in Spanish shopping center

A British teenager has been stabbed to death in a Spanish holiday resort.

Andrew Milroy died early yesterday morning in Lloret de Mar from a single stab wound to the chest.

The police are said to be on the hunt for a gang of French youths of North African descent. Andrew is said to have had an altercation.

Lloret de Mar map

The murder took place on Sunday morning in the shopping center of Lloret de Mar

His mother Jackie, originally from Richmond, Surrey, has spoken of her devastation.

She and her husband Andy run an American restaurant called Route 66 in the resort of Costa Brave.

Ms Milroy, who emigrated to Spain 26 years ago, said: ‘I can’t think straight at all, I’m just so in shock.

“We haven’t spoken to the police yet, so we don’t know exactly what happened.

“I hope it will become a bit clearer later on.

“All we know is they’re still looking for the person who killed my son.”

Born in Spain, Andrew was attacked around 4am in the central shopping area of ​​Lloret.

A nearby hotel security guard called the police after being alerted by the boy’s friends.

Paramedics found him lying in a pool of blood in an alley near a clothing store.

He died after being rushed to Sant Jaume Hospital in the nearby town of Blanes, 40 minutes’ drive north of Barcelona.

An autopsy would be performed later in the day.

A spokesman for the Mossos d’Esquadra, the local police investigating the crime, said: “An investigating judge has imposed a secrecy order on the case, which prevents us from going into details about what happened.

“All we can confirm is that a British 15-year-old living in Lloret de Mar was stabbed to death in the town around 4am on Sunday morning.

“An investigation is underway. No arrests have been made yet.’

A spokesman for the British Embassy in Madrid added: “We are aware of the death of a British national in Lloret de Mar and we are providing consular assistance to his family.”

Tragic Andrew was born in Spain and attended a local school called Inmalucada Concepcion.

A friend left a Twitter message that simply read, “Rest in peace Andrew.”

His parents used to run a pub popular with ex-pats and holidaymakers in the resort called Sergeant Peppers Fun Pub.

They also owned a bar called Braveheart’s International Pub before opening their current business.

The stabbing was the third involving a British youth in Spain in the past week.

Another British teenager was rushed to hospital last Wednesday after being stabbed in the groin.


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