British man stabbed in stomach during robbery
A 30-year-old British holidaymaker was stabbed in the stomach after foiling a robbery in Tenerife.
The man told police he was jumped on by two attackers as he left his hotel in Playa de las Americas.
The two individuals tried to steal 50 euros off him but he fought back to stop them taking the money.
However, in the process, the authorities say he was stabbed in the abdomen and collapsed on the ground.
He was rushed to hospital where the wound was found to be about five centimetres deep but his condition is not serious.
The attack happened in Avenida Arquitecto Gómez Cuesta near the shopping centre and cinema complex.
According to the victim, he struggled with the two men who tried to take his money before one pulled out a knife and struck him in the side of his stomach.
He said he was approached as he left the hotel where he was staying and one of the two men held him from behind as the other tried to steal money he had in his pockets, about 50 euros.
The 112 emergency service confirmed they received a call at one minute past midnight and sent medics and the police to the scene.
“We received an alert stating that a person had been the victim of a knife assault,” said a spokesman.
He was found in a state of collapse on the pavement with a knife wound to his abdomen, described as “moderate”. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital just five minutes away.
National police launched an investigation into the incident.