Kyle Thain and James Harris granted bail in Spain


Two men accused of attempted murder in Spain have been released on bail.

Kyle Thain, 24, and James Harris, 29, had been held in custody without charge after being accused of attacking two men in an Alicante bar in July.

The pair, both from Southend, Essex, have said they can prove they were elsewhere at the time of the attack.

They were given their passports back after each paid £6,000 in bail, but Mr Thain said they would lose the money if they left the country.

'We screamed'

Mr Thain said being told that bail had been granted was "the best moment of my life".

He said: "Words can't describe how I felt at the time of being told the positive news.

"We screamed, we cried, all the emotions rolled into one."

Mr Thain's mother, Sharon Harris, and her husband had sold their family home in Southend to pay for the legal fight to get their son free.

She said: "I'm absolutely ecstatic.

"I know they are innocent so I knew they couldn't be held for too long, but after five months I was beginning to lose a little bit of hope."

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