A holidaymaker stabbed six times at his Magaluf hotel was called a ‘Scottish b*****d by his English attackers, his brother has claimed.
Robert Watson, 31, of Adrossan, Ayrshire, is ‘lucky to be alive’ after being slashed six times during a fight with seven British men at their hotel on the Majorcan party island on Sunday.
His brother Andrew Mullholand, 20, claims he has ‘very deep wounds’ on his back, stomach, buttocks and near his liver after the early hours attack at the TRH Hotel.
He told the Daily Record: ‘We had just left our hotel room and were going down to reception and they were coming up.
‘They started calling us, ’Scottish b******s’ and a fight broke out and they pulled out the blades. They had two knives.
‘I was fighting with one of them. I was at the bottom and Robert said, ‘Andrew, I’ve been stabbed’. I ran up to the hotel room and he was just lying there. I ran down to phone an ambulance.’
Robert Watson, 31, (left) and his brother Andrew Mullholland, 20, (right) had to hide in their hotel room while they waited for emergency services to arrive at their hotel in Magaluf after Mr Watson was stabbed six times following a fight there on Sunday
Pictured: The four British men arrested after the stabbing of Robert Watson on Sunday
Mr Mullholland added that the suspected attacker was celebrating his birthday at the hotel on the night of the stabbing.
The Scottish brothers had to lock themselves in their room while they waited for the emergency services to arrive.
Andrew Charles Fries, 29, of Gloucester, was arrested by Spanish police on suspicion of attempted murder at around 2am on Sunday after the fight broke out.
Robert Stafford, Kieran Boughton and Anthony Muggleton, all 26, have been arrested on suspicion of fighting but have not been accused of the stabbing. All four are likely to appear in court today.
Mr Mullholland claims they did not know the other men involved and the siblings were on the second day of their holiday when it happened.
Mr Watson’s grandparents said yesterday that they feared for his life following the brutal attack.
Mr Watson (pictured in white T-shirt) suffered stab wounds to his back, buttocks and abdomen during the attack before being rushed to hospital in a serious but stable condition
Paramedics attend the stabbing scene at the TRH Hotel in Magaluf in the early hours of Sunday
Margaret, 70, and George West, 73, told the Sun that their grandson is in a ‘lot of pain’ and is due to be flown back to the UK tomorrow.
Following the news, Mr West said that he believed Mr Watson could be dead, and they were so relieved to hear that he is stable.
He said that his grandson is a ‘very lucky boy’, and will be taken straight to the local hospital as soon as he lands back in the country.
Mr Watson had been holidaying in the party resort with his younger brother and a friend and the news came as a ‘terrible shock’ to his relatives.
The partner of Fries’ mother Mary, 55, Michael Reese, 64, told the website that the suspect was a ‘good, happy kid’.
This is Robert Watson, the Scotsman who was ‘stabbed six times by an Englishman while celebrating his birthday’ during a terrifying gang attack at a Magaluf hotel
Robert Watson, 31, from Ardrossan, Ayrshire, was rushed to hospital in a serious condition after being knifed in the buttocks, back and stomach in the early hours of Sunday
Mr Watson’s grandparents said that they feared for his life following the brutal attack
He said that his mother and fiance have flown out to the Spanish resort to support him following the arrest.
Mr Reese said that the family are being kept in the dark about what is happening with Fries, he added that he doesn’t think his mother has been allowed contact yet.
Spanish newspaper Cronicabalear.es reported at the time that police were called to the TRH Magaluf, located on Martin Ros Garcia Street, after reports of a confrontation involving a group of seven Brits and two Scottish men.
The men were escorted in handcuffs by local authorities following their arrest
One of the men being led by police was Fries, who was arrested after the fight broke out
Andrew Charles Fríes, 29 (pictured) has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing 31-year-old Robert Watson in Magaluf
Fríes (pictured centre) had celebrated his birthday just hours before the alleged knife attack broke out at 2am on Sunday at the Hotel TRH
Fríes (pictured) was arrested alongside Anthony Muggleton, Robert Stafford, and Kieran Boughton, all aged 26, who have been accused of brawling but not of the stabbing
An altercation then took place, during which Watson realised he was bleeding.
Watson was treated at the scene by medics before being transferred in a serious condition to the Son Espases hospital.
The other brother remained at the hotel with the police to help with their investigations and find the people responsible for the stabbing.
The fight broke out at the Hotel TRH in Magaluf (pictured) when two Scottish men crossed paths with a group of English men, local news reported
An ambulance and paramedics attending the scene at the TRH hotel in Magaluf