A gang of French Muslims have been accused of assaulting a group of British women holidaymakers at a popular Spanish tourist resort.
One of the women, a 19-year-old from Farnborough in Hampshire, suffered a broken nose after being punched in the face.
A second woman, a 20-year-old from Essex, was taken to hospital semi-conscious with arm and head injuries.
Witnesses described how the men, French-born but of Arabic origin, began to attack the young women in the upmarket resort of Puerto Banus near Marbella after one tried to touch up the teenager who suffered the broken nose.
‘The idiot who started it all then punched the girl in the face and left her on the floor for three minutes with her face smashed in and her nose broken.
‘After that it all kicked off and the men and their friends…began to hit and kick the women as if they were fighting with men.
‘They were doing everything, even kickboxing. The women were getting a real kicking and then a British man who was nearby stepped in and put one of the men on the ground.’