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British man, 26, guilty of killing club promoter

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

Mitchell Andrew Loveridge appeared in court this week following the death of Harry Kingsland.

A jury in Spain today found Loveridge guilty of manslaughter, but not murder.

The 26-year-old now faces up to four years in jail.

The incident took place after Harry reportedly tried to split up a fight between Loveridge and another Brit.

Harry, 21, was previously described as a ‘lovely lad’ by his friends and family.

The former British Gas manager, from Solihull in the West Midlands, had been working at a party resort in San Antonio, Ibiza for the summer.

He had worked as a bricklayer to raise funds for his dream trip.

**ALL ROUND PICTURES FROM SOLARPIX.COM** **UK ONLINE USAGE FEE PER PIC 1st ?40.00,2nd ?20,00 & ?10.00 after INCLUDING VIDEO GRABS. - NO PRICE CAP - VIDEO ?50** **FULL COPY BY GERARD COUZENS-TAG NEWS MEDIA-TEL: +34 659 567 821** JOB REF:20889 ASA/GC/SM DATE:20.07.18 Caption: A BRITISH man named as Mitchell Loveridge 21,has appeared in court today in Ibiza after being arrested in connection to a killing of fellow Brit Harry Kingsland, 21 on Wednesday in San Antonio. The dead man is thought to have been trying to break up a fight at a flat in San Antonio when he was attacked early on Wednesday morning.The man suspected of killing well-built Harry, from Birmingham, was held by police at a roundabout near the scene around 7.40am on Wednesday after jumping out of the second-floor apartment. This pic:Mitchell Loveridge -Social media pic **MUST CREDIT SOLARPIX.COM AS CONDITION OF PUBLICATION** **SOLARPIX RIGHTS - WORLDWIDE SYNDICATION** **CALL US ON: +34 952 811 768**
Mitchell Andrew Loveridge, pictured, claimed he hit Harry Kingsland in ‘self-defence’ (Picture: Solarpix.com)
**ALL ROUND PICTURES FROM SOLARPIX.COM** **UK ONLINE USAGE FEE PER PIC ?40.00 PP** **FULL COPY BY GERARD COUZENS-TAG NEWS MEDIA-TEL: +34 659 567 821** JOB REF:20891 MSH DATE:20.07.18 Caption: THE suspected killer of Brit Harry Kingsland was remanded in custody following a court appearance in Ibiza today. Mitchell Andrew Loveridge, 21, was led into court by police around 8am local time to be questioned over Harry?s death on Wednesday morning at a flat in the party resort of San Antonio. The dead man is thought to have been trying to break up a fight at a flat in San Antonio when he was attacked early on Wednesday morning.The man suspected of killing well-built Harry, from Birmingham, was held by police at a roundabout near the scene around 7.40am on Wednesday after jumping out of the second-floor apartment. This pic:Mitchell Loveridge -Social media pic **MUST CREDIT SOLARPIX.COM AS CONDITION OF PUBLICATION** **SOLARPIX RIGHTS - WORLDWIDE SYNDICATION** **CALL US ON: +34 952 811 768**
He was arrested by Spanish police after jumping from a second-floor apartment (Picture: Solarpix/com)

Loveridge, from Llwynpia in the Rhondda, took the stand to give evidence on the first day of the trial into Harry’s death.

He insisted he had hit the 21-year-old in ‘self-defence’ on July 18, 2018 during a drunken altercation at a flat in the resort.

He also denied assaulting him as he lay convulsing on the floor.

No date has yet been set for the sentence, which will be delivered in writing rather than in open court as is normal in Spain.

Loveridge had been arrested after jumping out of the second-floor apartment after fatally injuring the Brit.

He was remanded in a Spanish prison for more than six months before he was released on bail on January 30, 2019.

The family of Harry are now seeking a prison sentence of four years, prosecutors confirmed.

**ALL ROUND PICTURES FROM SOLARPIX.COM** **UK ONLINE USAGE FEE PER PIC 1st ?40.00,2nd ?20,00 & ?10.00 after INCLUDING VIDEO GRABS. - NO PRICE CAP - VIDEO ?50** **FULL COPY BY GERARD COUZENS-TAG NEWS MEDIA-TEL: +34 659 567 821** JOB REF:20885 ASA/GC/SM DATE:20.07.18 Caption: A BRITISH man who died after being punched in the face in the Ibizan party resort of San Antonio has been described as a ?lovely lad? by his friends and family. Loved ones and pals paid tribute to former British Gas manager Harry Kingsland, 21, as his alleged killer - another 21-year-old Brit - was set for his first court appearance on the island. The dead man is thought to have been trying to break up a fight at a flat in San Antonio when he was attacked early on Wednesday morning. The man suspected of killing well-built Harry, from Birmingham, was held by police at a roundabout near the scene around 7.40am on Wednesday after jumping out of the second-floor apartment. Both men were working in San Antonio for the summer. It is not clear at this stage if they knew each other. This pic: Deceased Harry Kingsland, 21 **MUST CREDIT SOLARPIX.COM AS CONDITION OF PUBLICATION** **SOLARPIX RIGHTS - WORLDWIDE SYNDICATION** **CALL US ON: +34 952 811 768**
Harry, from Shirley, Solihull, was described as a ‘lovely lad’ by friends and family (Picture: Solarpix.com)
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He was killed after trying to break up a drunken fight in Ibiza (Picture: Solarpix.com)

Following his death, Harry’s mum Julie had said: ‘Harry was a happy go-lucky, ambitious young man whose muscles, love of sport and charming nature landed him friends wherever he went.

‘He was so excited to be moving to Ibiza, it was his first experience of working abroad and he had dreams of many more to come.

‘He had always wanted to work abroad and worked two jobs to raise the money to go to Ibiza, his favourite, happy place. For the trip to have ended in such tragic circumstances is indeed heart-breaking.

‘It has been a long few years but we are so grateful to the Spanish authorities for doing all they can in proceeding with a criminal case.

‘We will attend the trial where we hope we will get some closure to this horrific pain we are living through.’

Loveridge’s defence has urged the judge to sentence him to a one-year sentence.

At the end of the lawyers’ closing speeches on Wednesday, the 26-year-old again took the stand to apologise to Harry’s parents for what had happened.

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