Suspected killer of Brit beaten to death in Ibiza to stand trial for murder

Prosecutors allege Mitchell Andrew Loveridge, 25, attacked the club promoter after knocking him unconscious with a blow to the head to prevent him from separating two other rowing Brits.

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Mitchell Andrew Loveridge, 25, has been warned he faces up to 25 years in prison if found guilty

The suspected killer of a Brit who was bludgeoned to death in Ibiza while trying to stop a fight will be tried for murder today.

Mitchell Andrew Loveridge, 25, has been warned he faces up to 25 years in prison if found guilty of the premeditated killing of 21-year-old club promoter Harry Kingsland.

Loveridge was due to appear in court last September, shortly after being ordered back into custody almost 14 months after his release over the July 18, 2018 incident. The start date was postponed to today in the Mallorcan capital Palma after an interruption.

Prosecutors are seeking an 18-year sentence for the Welshman from Llwynypia in Rhondda, and private attorneys working for Harry’s grieving parents want him sentenced to 25 years in prison if convicted of murder.

Both claim he attacked Harry from Solihull as he lay on the ground after allegedly hitting him with a blow to the head to prevent him from separating two other rowing Brits at a flat.







Club promoter Harry Kingsland, 21
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Harry allegedly tried to break up two other rowing Brits in an apartment
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Loveridge was arrested after jumping from the second floor apartment and held in custody in Spain for more than six months before being released on bail on January 30, 2019. He will be tried by a nine-person jury.

A five-page indictment filed by prosecutors ahead of the trial said: “The defendant hit Harry Kingsland hard in the head, leaving him stunned and semi-conscious on the ground.

“Intending to end Harry’s life and taking advantage of the fact that he had no way of defending himself because he was lying on the floor shaking and convulsing, he punched him several more times in the front and side of the head until he caused his death.”

Spanish lawyer Oscar Hernanz, on behalf of Harry’s family, has accused Loveridge of hitting Harry sideways on the head when his back was turned and continuing to attack him on the ground after knocking him unconscious with “unjustified malice and clear intent”. which deals maximum damage to him.”

An Irish woman also staying at the San Antonio party resort apartment who pleaded with Loveridge to stop hitting Harry as his life ebbed away according to the indictment was subpoenaed to testify at the murder trial.







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Loveridge was allowed to return to Britain after being released on bail on condition that he signed regularly with the Spanish consulate in London.

One of seven siblings and a world taekwondo champion at the age of ten, Harry enjoyed his early days living and working away from home after finding a job as club pros in San Antonio. He worked as a bricklayer to raise money for his trip.

Former Benefits Street star White Dee – Deirdre Kelly – was among those paying tribute to him after his death.







Loveridge was held in custody in Spain for more than six months before being released on bail in 2019
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She revealed that she had met him twice when he was working as a dancer for a friend’s company and described him as “an easy-going young man with a zest for life”.

She added at the time, “It is absolutely tragic that this should happen to anyone, let alone someone that young.”

Harry’s mother Julie previously said: “Harry was a happy, ambitious young man whose brawn, love of sports and charming manner brought him friends wherever he went.

“He was so excited to move to Ibiza, it was his first experience abroad and he dreamed of many more. Always wanting to work abroad, he worked two jobs to raise money to travel to Ibiza, his favorite happy place. That the journey ended in such tragic circumstances is heartbreaking indeed.

“It’s been a long few years but we are so grateful to the Spanish authorities for doing everything in their power to pursue a criminal case. Knowing that the accused no longer poses a risk of escaping is a great relief for us. Hopefully he can now stand trial and all the evidence can be heard.

“We will participate in the process of hoping that we can end this terrible pain that we are going through.”

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/suspected-killer-british-man-beaten-27099807 Suspected killer of Brit beaten to death in Ibiza to stand trial for murder

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