STAFF REPORTER

PALMA
THREE British tourists were being hunted by the police in Calvia yesterday in connection with the attack on a 20-year-old Irish holiday-maker who was found unconscious and bleeding on Santa Ponsa beach early on Wednesday morning.

The 20-year-old was still heavily sedated, unable to speak and in a serious condition in Son Dureta Hospital yesterday evening.
According to Local Police sources, late on Wednesday night the victim's parents, with whom he is on holiday, contacted them and confirmed the young Dubliner's identity.

Police suspect that the 20-year-old was involved in a fight with at least three British tourists in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

ALCOHOL
Medical sources have also reported that the Irishman apparently suffered an alcohol induced coma as a result of excessive drinking. According to sources close to the investigation, two female eye witnesses have come forward with important information and were being interviewed by the Guardia Civil yesterday.

They could apparently provide valuable information as to who exactly was involved in the alleged attack on the Irishman and why.

INCIDENTS
The 20-year-old and his parents, who have been staying in a block of holiday apartments, were not due to return home to Dublin until the end of next week.

Calvia police had to apparently respond to at least five other incidents involving holiday-makers in Santa Ponsa and Magalluf on Tuesday night.

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