Updated 31 August: Police say that the British man who attacked a Policía Local officer has been processed through the rapid hearing system and been convicted, and received an eight-month sentence, and to pay both a fine of €180 and a personal payment to the policeman concerned of €300. Police don’t confirm whether this sentence has been suspended or not, but judges have suspension as an option for sentences of less than two years for first offences.
Original post 27 August: Police representatives say that an Arona Policía Local officer was beaten up by a British man after midnight last night outside Rags disco in the Starco centre in the Veronicas area of Playa de las Américas. Police were called out for a disturbance by the bouncer at the nightclub, and the officer needed hospital treatment for facial and leg injuries after the attack, which occurred as he and colleagues tried to break up the disturbance. The British man, identified by the initials J.M.B.S was arrested for assault on a police officer in the course of his duties.
Police say that the initial incident started when four girls and the British man were thrown out of the disco for fighting. The man is said to be corpulent and to have resisted arrest, requiring police to Taser him twice. He was processed through the rapid justice system and is facing a potential sentence of 8 months in prison plus financial penalties.