The Guardia Civil have arrested a British “bouncer” who worked at a nightclub in Calvia in connection with an incident last summer when a fellow Briton was set alight in Magalluf. According to the Guardia Civil, the 22-year-old Briton who has been taken in for questioning spends his time living between Majorca and England. The 17-year-old victim, who was on the verge of dying three times, was disfigured by the severe burns suffered and sources close to the case say that the arrest has come as a result of a judge ordering that the case be re-opened because it was not closed satisfactorily. The victim, Richard James Life was 17 when he arrived in Calvia last July on his summer holidays. According to the police, on July 5, the teenager went out for a few drinks with a group of friends and ended up in one of the resort's discos. Apparently in the early hours of the morning he was “helped” out of the club, allegedly suffering from having a bit too much to drink, by one of the bouncers and shortly after was found collapsed on the ramp of a nearby garage covered in flames. Two witnesses in the case made statements to the Guardia Civil on the night of the incident in which the bouncer was referred to. Apparently while the 17-year-old rolled around in flames the bouncer allegedly did nothing. However, police failed to take a statement from the bouncer as he apparently left for England the following day. Richard Life suffered serious injuries and spent a number of weeks in hospital and once released, his family took him back to the UK where he continued recuperating from the injuries which are still evident today. British police became interested in the case and after hearing Richard Life's statement said that it is “virtually impossible” that they were dealing with an accident. Detectives questioned the prime suspect, but despite a series of contradictions, he was released because the incident happened in Majorca and the Guardia Civil should have been investigating the case.


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