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Briton guilty of Majorca murder

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

A British man has been found guilty of murdering a fellow expatriate on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca.

Richard Roberts, 36, from Merseyside, stabbed Daniel Hastelow, 26, of Walsall Wood, West Midlands, in January 2008.

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

Roberts, who had claimed he was acting in self-defence, is expected to be sentenced within two weeks.

Mr Hastelow had been working as a barman in Magaluf when he was stabbed to death on 13 January.

He had been out celebrating his 26th birthday when he was attacked in his own apartment.

Roberts and Mr Griffiths had also been living in the resort, which is popular with young holidaymakers.

A Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) spokeswoman said Roberts was convicted of murder on Thursday.



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