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A British man has been found guilty of killing a club promoter in a drunken attack in Ibiza.

Mitchell Andrew Loveridge was found guilty of manslaughter and killing fellow Brit, Harry Kingsland.

The 26-year-old was cleared of murdering 21-year-old Harry, from Solihull, Birmingham, during the trial today.

Loveridge took to the stand on the first day of the trial to insist he had struck Harry in “self defence” on July 18, 2018.

The incident took place during a drunken altercation at a flat in the Ibizan party resort of San Antonio. He also denied attacking Harry again as he lay convulsing on the floor.

21-year-old Harry Kingsland who died after being punched ( SOLARPIX.COM)
Michael Loveridge walking to court ( SOLARPIX.COM)

The prosecution alleged during their opening speeches that Loveridge mercilessly attacked Harry as he lay on the floor after he was knocked out with a punch to the head.

They continued it came after Harry tried to stop Loveridge rowing with another Brit.

Loveridge then leapt from the second-floor apartment after fatally injuring Harry but was arrested and held in Prison in Spain for more than six months before being released on January 30 2019 release on bail.

He was briefly remanded again in custody last year but bailed before the start of Monday’s trial.

Before the trial began, the prosecution sought an 18-year sentence for Loveridge and private prosecutors acting for Harry’s grieving parents had indicated they had wanted him jailed for 25 years if he was convicted of murder.

The sentencing has been reserved for a later date, but a state prosecutor and private prosecutor acting on behalf of Harry’s family said they were seeking a four-year sentence for Loveridge, from Rhondda, Wales as Loveridge dodged murder charges.

The defence urged the judge to sentence Loveridge to a one-year sentence. The judgement will be delivered in writing rather than in open court as is normal in Spain.

At the end of the lawyers’ closing speeches on Wednesday, Loveridge again took the stand to apologise to his victim’s parents for what had happened.

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