Two British holidaymakers stabbed in Moroccan tourist resort

The knifeman reportedly attempted to escape the police by running into the sea before he was caught

Holly Evans
Friday 29 December 2023 12:42
<p>A British couple have been stabbed at the holiday resort of Agadir in Morocco  </p>

A British couple have been stabbed at the holiday resort of Agadir in Morocco

Two British tourists have been injured in a multiple stabbing at the seaside resort of Agadir on the coast of Morocco.

The knifeman reportedly ran into the sea in an attempt to avoid being arrested before he was caught and taken into custody.

The two British victims are believed to be a couple while a third victim was thought to be a Moroccan woman who lives in Belgium.

Spanish newspaper La Razon reported that police are investigating whether the incident is terror-related.

Agadir is a well-known resort town with a busy beachfront promenade

The man and two women are said to have suffered knife wounds to their legs and back and were rushed to Hassan II hospital in Agadir.

Two of the victims are understood to have been discharged while the third remains receiving treatment.

The incident occurred at around midday on Thursday in the popular tourist destination, with the promenade lined with restaurants, bars and hotels.

The suspect, aged 33, was reportedly jailed three years ago for drug trafficking offences, while his motive remains unknown.

A Foreign Office spokesperson said: “We are assisting two British people following an incident in Morocco and are in contact with the local authorities.”

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