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Man suspected of attempted murder

PUBLISHED: 15:58 18 March 2009 | UPDATED: 10:08 12 August 2010

A MAN has been remanded in a Spanish jail after he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. The 42-year-old man from Bromley is

A MAN has been remanded in a Spanish jail after he was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

The 42-year-old man from Bromley is alleged to have pointed a 9mm pistol at a Guardia Civil officer in Alharín el Grande, near Marbella, but it jammed twice.

It is alleged that the incident occurred after he was confronted for urinating in the street on the evening of Tuesday, March 10.

Two other men who were with him fled the scene and one, named as Paul Logan Donnelly, from Newcastle, was later arrested.

A Guardia Civil spokesman told reporters: "The only reason at least one officer is not dead is because the British man's weapon jammed. All three men live in Spain. We are looking into their backgrounds."

A spokesman for the British Foreign And Commonwealth Office said that the men were remanded in custody but had not yet been charged. In Spain, police can remand those under suspicion for committing a crime for up to two years without charge.

The spokesman added: "The men have been offered consular

assistance.

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