Stag and off-duty police punch-up at Benalmadena Marina

ARGY-BARGY: The ruckus took place in Benalmadena’s Puerto Marina.

A BAKER’S dozen of wrongdoers, including five police officers, will appear before a Malaga court in June following a mass brawl outside a nightclub in Puerto Marina, Benalmadena.

The scrimmage broke out after a skirmish in the nightspot between two men belonging to the same stag party, as one chomped down on the other’s hand. This caused a National Police officer, socialising in the club and not on duty, to attempt to separate the cannibalistic pair by “rushing into one of them” according to reports.

Outside the premises, the remainder of the stag group were told what had happened and one, a Local Police officer, decided to demand an explanation from his national counterpart, which he did by beating him in the face with the butt of a gun he was carrying, as the other man punched him in the mouth.

A second National Police officer, and friend of the first, attempted to intervene and break up the melee, as did three others who arrived at the scene, but they were unable to do so as enraged members of the stag party refused to back down, with a free-for-all breaking out.

According to prosecutors, one of the stag group was handcuffed, after which the officers continued to maul him and injure three of his friends as they joined the melee, with the police officers also suffering unspecified injuries.

The eight stag party members are accused of assault and intentional injury, with the prosecution requesting eight years in prison for each of them, while the five officers are charged with four counts of injury and may also be imprisoned.

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