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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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Mount Snowdon has officially changed its name following a petition

The petition got 5,000 signatures

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Mount Snowdon has officially had a name change, following a petition which garnered 5,000 signatures.

A county councillor from Gwynedd brought forward a motion which encouraged the local authority to drop the English name of both Snowdon and Snowdonia, leading to the petition.

Councillor John Pughe Roberts said the reason for implementing the motion was ‘all down to respect’ for both Wales and the Welsh language.

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The petition urged the National Park to formally use the Welsh names Eryri for Snowdonia and Yr Wyddfa for Snowdon.

And now, the Snowdonia National Park Authority will use both Welsh names, rather than the English versions.

Officials at the National Park voted in favour of the move earlier this month, saying it was ‘a mark of respect for our cultural heritage’.

Naomi Jones, head of cultural heritage at the Snowdonia National Park Authority, said: ”Many public bodies across Wales have moved to use both the Welsh and English names, or the Welsh name only, when referring to Yr Wyddfa and Eryri, as have many of the mainstream English-language press and filming companies.

“This is very encouraging, and gives us confidence that this change in the Authority’s approach will be accepted for the benefit of the Welsh language and as a mark of respect to our cultural heritage.

“We have historic names in both languages, but we are eager to consider the message we wish to convey about place names, and the role they have to play in our current cultural heritage by promoting the Welsh language as one of the National Park’s special qualities.

“By referring to our most renowned landmarks by their Welsh names we give people from all over the world the opportunity to engage with the Welsh language and its rich culture.”

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However, the National Park will still legally have to use both the Welsh and English names in any official documentation.

Snowdon is one of the most well-known landmarks in the UK, and stands at 3,560ft – making it the highest mountain in Wales.

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Man arrested following three attempted kidnappings of schoolgirls

A 33-year-old was arrested.

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Police have arrested a man following their release of CCTV footage featuring a car they believe was used in three attempted kidnappings around Salford.

A man driving the vehicle reportedly attempted to force a 15-year-old girl into the car at a bus stop in Monton on November 21st.

Detectives also think the same man ‘possibly’ tried to abduct another girl earlier that same day, as well as a third teenager five days previous.

Now police have confirmed that a 33-year-old man was arrested by officers today, Monday November 28th, on suspicion of three counts of attempted kidnap.

According to Greater Manchester Police, the victims have been left ‘extremely shaken up’.

Officers identified the vehicle in the footage as a black Vauxhall Astra with a silver cover on the driver’s side wing mirror.

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Detective Inspector Chris Horsfield, of GMP’s Salford CID, said: “Although we have made this arrest, we are still very much looking to speak to anyone who may have information or dashcam footage, which could help us to establish the circumstances.

“We understand that the local community will be concerned but we are doing all we can to solve this investigation.

“I’d urge anyone who knows anything at all to please get in touch as soon as possible. In particular we are interested in the movements of a Black Vauxhall Astra 08 plate with a silver driver’s wing mirror cover; the passenger side is black.”

Police are still keen to speak to anyone with dashcam footage from the following times:

  • Liverpool Street, Salford, between Fitzwarren Street and Albion Way on November 16th, between 7:45-8:20pm
  • Mossfield Road and Ackworth Road, Swinton, on November 21st, between 8-9am
  • Rocky Lane, Monton Green and Monton High Street on November 21st, between 6-7pm

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Police believe this car was used in three attempted kidnappings of schoolgirls

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Police have released CCTV footage of a car they believe was used in three attempted kidnappings around Salford.

A man driving the vehicle attempted to force a 15-year-old girl into the car at a bus stop in Monton on November 21st.

Detectives also think the same man tried to abduct another girl earlier that same day, as well as a third teenager five days previous.

According to Greater Manchester Police, the victims have been left ‘extremely shaken up’.

Detective Inspector Chris Horsfield said: “It’s very important that we get this man identified and off the streets as soon as possible.”

Police have identified the vehicle in the footage as a black Vauxhall Astra with a silver cover on the driver’s side wing mirror.

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Anyone with dashcam footage from the following times, officers are keen to speak to you:

  • Liverpool Street, Salford, between Fitzwarren Street and Albion Way on November 16th, between 7:45-8:20pm

  • Mossfield Road and Ackworth Road, Swinton, on November 21st, between 8-9am

  • Rocky Lane, Monton Green and Monton High Street on November 21st, between 6-7pm

 

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