- Two Britons, believed to be about 25, were attacked in Majorca's capital Palma
- They were both kicked and punched by thieves who were targeting their wallets
- One holidaymaker was hurled into the water before being saved by onlookers
- Shocking clip captures moment terrified holidaymaker was thrown in to the sea
Published: 06:32 EDT, 31 October 2017 | Updated: 06:33 EDT, 31 October 2017
This is the shocking moment a British tourist was thrown into the sea during a violent mugging on the holiday island of Majorca.
The Spanish thugs attacking the man and a friend can be seen launching themselves at the holidaymakers after they try to resist the attempt to rob them.
The sound of a loud splash as the first Briton goes into the water in the Majorcan capital Palma can be clearly heard on footage of the incident now in the hands of police hunting for the muggers.
This is the shocking moment a British tourist was thrown into the sea during a violent mugging on the holiday island of Majorca
The sound of a loud splash as the first Briton goes into the water in the Majorcan capital Palma can be clearly heard on footage of the incident now in the hands of police hunting for the muggers. Footage shows the incident unfolding
One of the attackers can be heard in the video shouting at his friend 'Eres el siguiente, eres el siguiente' – Spanish for 'You’re next, you're next.'
The terrified tourist cries out: 'What are you doing?' and adds 'Why?' as the attackers corner him.
The vicious attack happened around 5am on Sunday on Palma's main seafront promenade.
Three women and two men aged around 20 tried to take the wallet of one of the Britons, then attacked them with a flurry of kicks and punches when they resisted.
They also ripped litter bins off lampposts which they used as weapons by throwing them at the tourists.
They fled towards Palma’s Cathedral when they realised witnesses had called police.
A British tourist almost drowned after being thrown in the sea by a gang of robbers who also attacked his friend in Majorca, it has emerged. Pictures showed onlookers helping one of the victims to safety
The Briton who ended up in the water was helped out by locals who assisted him with a head injury he suffered before paramedics arrived.
One of the Good Samaritans appeared to try to intervene during the violent attack, yelling 'Stop, stop' in English as the Britons were targeted.
The footage being analysed by police is believed to have been taken by a witness with a mobile phone.
Local paper Cronica Balear, which published the video, said the attackers had referred to each other by their first names in other footage the police had, and claimed their faces were also visible.
It said: 'It's only a matter of time before the police identify those responsible and arrest them.'
The attack happened when the British holidaymakers were walking along the main promenade in Palma (file picture), Majorca