Written by Colin Kirby tonight on 13 May 2011 from Los Christianos next to Playa Los Americas in Tenerife. Frightening stuff, his video report on the scene below.“I am trying to be calm about this, it just seemed bizarre and unreal. I was walking down towards the Los Cristianos cultural centre about 40 minutes ago, there was a crowd at the top of the ramp into the Chinese cheap shop and a medic rushing into the shop. I thought someone had fainted or something and walked on, then I heard screaming and looked behind and saw a scruffy, unkempt man of about mid 20’s holding a head by the hair. It had blood on it and I thought at first it was a sick joke stunt, the man was muttering and shouting and more people started screaming as I quickened my pace.
Security staff and police came running towards the man and he ran across the carriageway and was heading up the road to the traffic lights. After several lunges, someone brought him down on the grass and they restrained him as help arrived. People had to be held back as they tried to rain kicks on the man, then the roads filled with screeching tyres and more police.
This post was written by Colin Kirby Tenerife Magazine.