Shocking violence as robber attacks three people
There was drama in Lanzarote when several people were stabbed on the same night by a man who used extreme violence.
Police in San Bartolomé were able to arrest the suspect, aged 35, who robbed his victims at knifepoint.
The first person was stabbed in Avenida de Playa Honda at 1am in the morning and suffered neck and face wounds.
Police say the attacker approached his 30-year-old victim who was riding a bike in the area and engaged him in conversation. He then struck him twice in the neck and forehead and fled from the scene on the bicycle.
The man attacked had lost a lot of blood by the time the emergency services arrived and was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.
The attacker was arrested and the bike recovered.
It then came to light he had struck twice before on the same night, again using violence and intimidation in Las Palmas.
He cut one 65-year-old woman in the shoulder and then robbed a 60-year-old foreign tourist who suffered the loss of a tooth as a result of a punch by the same individual at the time of robbing him and in retaliation for not carrying any item of value when she was assaulted.
The man was remanded in custody pending a court appearance.