A British tourist has been arrested on suspicion of raping his son’s girlfriend at a hotel in Magaluf.
The man was detained at the airport as he tried to escape after the woman told investigators she had been raped after he snuck into her room in the middle of the night.
The older man is said to have surprised the woman – also believed to be British – after she fell asleep in her boyfriend’s room, whose inner door led to his father’s room.
The holidaymaker was detained at Palma Airport in Mallorca hours later after allegedly packing his bags and attempting to leave the island in a hurry.
According to local reports, the alleged rape victim, believed to be around 20 years old, fled the unnamed hotel and raised the alarm at a Civil Guard office near the party area of Punta Ballena in Magaluf.
Mallorcan daily Ultima Hora said officers took a statement from her before going to the hotel and finding the man they were looking for had already checked out of the hotel.
He was arrested at his boarding gate after allegedly ending his holiday early by postponing his return journey by buying a new ticket home days before his scheduled departure.
A coroner ordered his pre-trial detention after he was brought before the court for questioning at a closed session at which the alleged victim presented his version of events.
The Spanish Civil Guard has yet to comment on the incident and subsequent arrest, which is said to have taken place on Tuesday.
Court officials could not be reached this morning.
The name of the detained man, believed to be around 45 years old, was not released.
He has not yet been officially charged with any crime, as is common in Spain, where formal charges are only laid shortly before the trial.
In March, police arrested two men accused of robbing and sexually abusing a British tourist in Magaluf.
The couple are said to have torn the 25-year-old woman’s dress and underwear and stolen her designer watch and jewelry before fleeing the scene when police arrived.
A police officer was injured when the suspects, two Colombians aged 19 and 24, resisted arrest.
The incident happened in the early hours of March 3 near a bank on a street in Magaluf, just a short walk from the famous party area of Punta Ballena.
The watch the Brit wore is said to have been worth nearly £2,000.
Last weekend, five police officers were injured and ten arrested in a mass brawl in Magaluf involving around 50 revelers early in the morning.
It was filmed how young people hit each other and the police and threw rockets.
Portuguese football hooligans were later described by investigators as the “main group that started the brawl” that resulted in a Moroccan youth being beaten unconscious by a Romanian.