Two men arrested over murder of British man beaten to death in ‘random attack’ in Tenerife

Michael Lewis, 23, was beaten to death on holiday in Tenerife (Picture: GoFundMe)

Two men have been arrested after the a British man was murdered while on holiday in Tenerife, it has been reported.

Michael Lewis, 23, from Rhyl, Wales, was on a lads’ holiday in the resort of Arona when he was targeted in a “random attack” in the street last Tuesday.

He died two days later in hospital.

Two men, aged 29 and 30, have been held in connection with his murder, the Mail Online reported.

His aunt, Karen Hughes, told the Rhyl Journal her nephew was “attacked randomly” in the street when he went to get food.

He was taken to University Hospital Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria, where he died two days later.

Michael, also known as Liam Bolland - or “Brillo” - had arrived in Tenerife with friends and was staying in the Playa Real Hotel in Costa Adeje.

Mr Lewis was killed during a holiday to Tenerife (Picture: Getty)

GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for the costs of his funeral, as well as medical fees and repatriation.

One fundraiser wrote: “Liam/Michael was a very special person to many people, he was too young and innocent to leave us this way. We will miss him.”

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A spokesman of the Spanish National Police in Tenerife said: “National Police have arrested two foreign men aged 29 and 30 as the suspected authors of a crime of homicide in Arona.

“During a fight, the victim was attacked whilst on the floor with violent blows that eventually led to his death.

“The incident happened in the early hours after a row outside a nightspot.”

One man was arrested immediately after the attack, while another was taken into police custody a few hours later.

Ms Hughes said: “Michael was just in the wrong place at the wrong time and now has been taken away from his family.

“We still don’t know why he was attacked, but we know he was attacked randomly in the street when he went to get some food.

“Words can’t describe what’s happened. He didn’t have a bad bone in his body, he was always the person to step back and walk away.

“There’s nothing bad to say about him, he was the life and soul of the party and was so funny. It’s a total waste of a life.”

The GoFundMe page has raised £2,000 of its £5,000 goal.

The GoFundMe page to pay for his funeral arrangements has raised more than £1,600 of a £5,000 target.

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