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Body of Majorca man to come home

Daniel Hastelow
Daniel Hastelow had been working as a barman in the resort of Magaluf

The body of a murdered British man will be flown back from Majorca nearly two years after he was killed there.

Daniel Hastelow, of Walsall Wood, West Midlands, was stabbed to death by Richard Roberts, from Merseyside, on the Spanish island in January 2008.

Mr Hastelow's family have been campaigning since his death to have his body sent home, but Spanish police said they needed it for evidence.

Roberts, 36, was convicted of the murder last month.

'Absolutely fantastic'

His co-defendant, Paul Anthony Griffiths, 23, also from Merseyside, was acquitted after a three-day trial at the court in Palma.

Mr Hastelow, who had been working as a barman in Magaluf, was out celebrating his 26th birthday when he was attacked in his own apartment on 13 January 2008.

His sister Claire Peters said the family were "ecstatic" at the news his body would finally be brought home.

She said: "It's absolutely fantastic.

"We've have got that little light at the end of the tunnel. It's the news we've been waiting for for the last 20 months. It's brilliant."



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