Police search for Romanian who stabbed Italian tourist five times in Torviscas Bajo

An Italian tourist, named as Marco P., is seriously ill in Candelaria Hospital tonight after being stabbed five times in the chest and stomach. The attack, which nearly cost Marco his life, took place around 5am Wednesday morning, near the Achaman disco bar in Torviscas Bajo.

It seems that the poor man was trying to intervene in an argument between a Romanian couple when the man of the pair went outside and returned with a knife and started his attack. Fortunately, no vital organs were hit.

Witnesses called emergency services and the police appear to have descended on the scene en masse, though upon arrival neither attacker nor victim was found. The Romanian had fled, and it was only at around 5.30 am that the El Mojón emergency unit reported the arrival of a man with stab wounds.

The police investigation continues, as does the search for the Romanian attacker.  PV

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