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Briton in court over 'fatal punch' at Spanish resort

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A British man, Davinder Kainth, has appeared in court in Spain on suspicion of killing a man who was allegedly filming his daughter.

The BBC's Tom Burridge reports that Mr Kainth is said to have punched Sandro Rottman, who later died in hospital.

Spanish police said German national Mr Rottman had recently been arrested for possessing indecent images of children.

The Foreign Office says it is aware of the arrest and ready to provide consular assistance.

The incident took place on Saturday in the southern resort of Sotogrande on the Costa del Sol.

Mr Kainth, who lives in Spain, was eating with his family in a local restaurant when he is alleged to have seen Mr Rottman filming his daughter on a tablet computer.

Mr Kainth is thought to have punched the other man and no weapons were involved, according to the Spanish Civil Guard.

Although the Civil Guard also disclosed the victim had been arrested last week on allegations of possessing indecent images of children, it is not known whether Mr Kainth was aware of this.

Officers said that the suspect had been remanded in custody after appearing before a magistrate.

A spokeswoman for Spain's Civil Guard told the Press Association: "The discussion apparently began because of alleged recordings that the victim was making of the aggressor's daughter.

"When he saw what was happening, he took the tablet off him, saw the recordings, threw the device to the ground and attacked him."

Officers said that the suspect had been remanded in custody after appearing before a magistrate.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out and authorities are awaiting results to determine how the victim died.

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