British Chef Arrested For Fuengirola Murder Is Named

British Chef Arrested For Fuengirola Murder Is Named.  49 year old Leigh Anthony Gardiner is being held on suspicion of murder after a fatal stabbing at a Fuengirola pub.

British Chef Arrested For Fuengirola Murder Is Named

British Chef Arrested For Fuengirola Murder Is Named

On Friday 21st June in the early hours an Irish man was brutally stabbed with a broken bottle in a popular Fuengirola bar.  Charity work John Pender died at the scene.  He was visiting Fuengirola with friends and family from Dublin.  During a night out at Pog’s the victim had spoken to the accused who had been paying unwanted attention towards a lady in the group.

Pogs fuengirola

Pogs is a popular live music venue in Fuengirola

Toilet Attack

The accused is then said to have followed Mr. Pender to the toilets, and attacked him with two broken bottles.  Security staff restrained the suspect until police arrived and made an arrest.  Paramedics were unable to save John Pender who died from his injuries.

John Pender

Irish charity worker John Pender was murdered in the toilets of Pog’s bar.

Accused Man Is British Chef

The man accused of murdering Irishman John Pender has now been named.  49 year old Leigh Anthony Gardiner works as a chef at a holiday resort on the Costa Del Sol.  He has two children, and is married.  It’s thought his wife was away at the time of the murder. Leigh Gardiner remains in custody as police continue their investigations.

Bar Staff Commended

Bar staff have been praised for their handling of the murder.  Tristan Jones is a British expat who was in Pog’s at the time of the attack.  He said “It’s hard to comprehend, everything happened really quickly and because the murder was done in the toilets we didn’t really know what was going on at the time.  It’s such a shock.  This is a great bar, it’s always really friendly and I’ve never seen any trouble here before.  I’ve got to say the staff were so good, they really handled this well, I have so much admiration for them”.

Written by Dave James

Published: 25.06.2019

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British Chef Arrested For Fuengirola Murder Is Named

British Chef Arrested For Fuengirola Murder Is Named

British Chef Arrested For Fuengirola Murder Is Named
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