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British dad dies in Magaluf after ‘being knelt on by police and beaten by bouncers’

According to the man’s brother, eight police officers knelt on him while he was restrained on the floor

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A British dad has tragically died while on holiday in Magaluf after getting into an altercation with police and bouncers.

Tobias White-Sansom, from Nottingham, had been enjoying a night out on the strip in Magaluf with his brother and friends on July 25th.

According to his older brother, business owner Maximillan White, Tobias went back into the Boomerang nightclub to retrieve his t-shirt, only to be told his belongings had been put away.

However, as the thirty-five-year-old stood at the bar with his girlfriend, security guards allegedly ‘grabbed him from behind’ and handcuffed him before removing him from the club.

Outside the club, Tobias was allegedly beaten up by bouncers before being knelt on by eight police officers who arrived at the scene shortly afterwards.

Maximillian said his brother was given two tranquillisers which gave him a heart attack. He told The Independent: “The videos show that they handcuffed him, beat him, took him to another area and beat him again.

“He was given two tranquillisers and they gave him a heart attack. On arrival at the hospital, the police told them it was an overdose so they didn’t treat him properly.

“Eight of them sat on him for thirty minutes and he had two heart attacks in the street. This is not a death, it is torture.”

He added: “If my brother hadn’t been accosted in such a brutish way and if the police hadn’t behaved with such brutality, he would have been home.”

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Tobias was admitted to intensive care following the incident and placed into an induced coma. However, his family made the decision to turn off his life-support after doctors said he was brain-dead.

Maximillian said he feels he has ‘let the family down’ following his brother’s death, and is now calling for a full inquiry into the circumstances of his death.

The full family said in a statement: “We are stricken with grief at the tragic and sudden loss of Tobias – beloved son, brother, father, uncle and friend.

“Tobias’ family will ensure that a full and thorough independent investigation is carried out into the circumstances of his death.

“Legal actions will be brought in Spain and in the UK. Those responsible for his injuries will be held to account. The police and medical practitioners will be asked for full transparency. No effort will be spared in achieving justice for Tobias. We thank you for all of your support.”

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Police in Spain have since responded to the incident, saying they were called to reports of an assault on a nightclub bouncer. A spokesperson said: “Guardia Civil can confirm there is research ongoing about the facts.

“Guardia Civil received an emergency call about a physical assault with a header by an intoxicated person to the nightclub bouncer.

“Upon the arrival of the Guardia Civil police, this man was violent and police reduced him to be assisted by medical services. He was taken to the hospital for treatment. There, once while he was being assisted, he was arrested for a crime of injury.”

In a statement, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office said: “We are supporting the family of a British man who has died in Mallorca and are in contact with the local authorities.”

 

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Teen girl who died after getting into difficulty in water is named

BREAKING: The teenager’s body was recovered overnight earlier this week

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The teenage girl who died after getting into difficulty in a lake in Stalybridge has been named as Lucy Smith.

The fourteen-year-old’s body was recovered from water near Crowswood Drive in Stalybridge after emergency services were called out at around 6:30pm on Monday (August 15th).

Police said the body was recovered overnight and was then formally identified.

A spokesperson for the Manchester South Coroners’ Court has now confirmed that a file in relation to Lucy’s death has been passed to the coroner.

An inquest will open at a later date. Police said they do not believe there were any suspicious circumstances surrounding her death.

Detective Inspector Steven Horton, of GMP’s Tameside CID, said at the time of Lucy’s death: “Yesterday evening’s events are nothing short of devastating and my thoughts are with the friends and family of the young girl who lost her life in such awful circumstances.

“We are doing all we can to support the girl’s family at this incredibly difficult time, and we are focused on ensuring they get the answers they deserve as to how this tragedy occurred.

“From our enquiries so far, we are confident that there are no suspicious circumstances and that this is such a sad reminder of the dangers of entering open water, whatever the weather.”

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Man arrested after girl, 7, abducted and assaulted

A second man is still at large

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of abducting and sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl in Droylsden, though the hunt for another man continues.

Police were first called to reports of an abduction at around 4pm yesterday (August 17th). They believe the girl was taken by a man on Warne Avenue and into a wooded area near the disused railway track towards Manchester Road.

There, the girl was taken to a van where she was sexually assaulted. She was taken back to the woods before managing to find her own way to a nearby park. 

She has since been reunited with her family, and is been supported by specialist officers.

Last night, Greater Manchester Police announced that a thirty-five-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of abduction and sexual assault.

He was taken into custody to be questioned by detectives, who are ‘keeping an open-mind’ and continuing to hunt for another man who was ‘acting suspiciously’ in the area at the time.

Police released two pictures of the man, with the second image showing him on Gainsborough Road, heading towards The Snipe with his jacket removed around thirty minutes after the incident.

Anyone who sees the man should call 999, quoting incident 2270 of 17/08/2022. Other details – including sightings on CCTV, dash cam, or doorbell footage – can be passed to police via the LiveChat facility on the website or by calling 0161 856 9262.

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Liz Truss says British workers need ‘more graft’ and lack ‘skill’ of Chinese workers

She was also heard saying workers outside of London have less productivity

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Conservative leader frontrunner Liz Truss has been criticised after saying British workers need ‘more graft’ and lack the ‘skill and application’ of their foreign counterparts.

Just two weeks on from the backlash surrounding her plan to cut the pay of public sector workers in the north, audio obtained by The Guardian heard Truss discussing the work ethic and attitude of British workers and comparing them to those of foreign workers.

During her discussion, said to have taken place five years ago when she was the chief secretary to the Treasury, Truss could be heard saying: “I once wrote a book about this which got mischaracterised… British workers produce less per hour than … and that’s a combination of kind of skill and application.

“If you look at productivity, it’s very, very different in London from the rest of the country… this has been a historical fact for decades.”

She continued: “Essentially it’s partly a mindset and attitude thing, I think. It’s working culture, basically. If you go to China it’s quite different, I can assure you.

“There’s a fundamental issue of British working culture. Essentially, if we’re going to be a richer country and a more prosperous country, that needs to change… But I don’t think people are that keen to change that.

“There’s a slight thing in Britain about wanting the easy answers. That’s my reflection on the election and what’s gone before it, and the referendum – we say it’s all Europe that’s causing these huge problems, it’s all these migrants causing these problems. But actually what needs to happen is more… more graft.

“It’s not a popular message.”

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A source from Truss’s team has attempted to downplay the audio, telling The Guardian: “These half-a-decade-old comments lack context but one thing that is as clear today as ever before is a need to boost productivity, which leads to higher wages and a better quality of life for workers right across the UK.

“As prime minister, Liz will deliver an economy that is high wage, high growth and low tax.”

However, when questioned about the audio during a Tory leadership hustings in Perth, Truss appeared to confirm she still believed British workers were not as productive as they should be.

When asked whether she stood by her remarks, Truss said: “I don’t know what you’re quoting there [but] what we need in this country is more productivity and we need more economic growth.”

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