Dad's search for answers 12 years after son killed on Spanish stag do

Craig Mallon died from a single punch on a street in Lloret de Mar, Spain, in 2012.

Dad’s search for answers 12 years after son Craig Mallon killed while on stag do in Spain, Costa Bravo Craig Mallon Appeal via Supplied /

A father has said he remains “aggravated” 12 years after his son was killed during a stag do in Spain as the case remains unsolved.

Craig Mallon, from Coatbridge, died after a single punch to the head in the Lloret de Mar resort around 6am on Saturday, May 19, 2012.

He was returning with friends from a night out on his brother’s stag weekend in the Costa Brava town when he was fatally struck outside Rockefellers Bar, in the street.

The 26-year-old’s father, Ian Mallon, remains aggravated by the lack of progress made by the authorities in Spain, who have not arrested anyone over his death 12 years later.

This is despite the unearthing of CCTV footage seven years following the incident.

In a video shared on the social media group Craig Mallon Appeal, he said: “Do you or anyone you know have any information that can help our family get justice and answers?

“Can you imagine what it is like to lose a loved one in such terrible circumstances?

“Our families grief is aggravated by the fact that people out there have information about what happened.

“People have information that they might not think is relevant and there are people who know who killed Craig.

“My son’s killer is still out there living a normal life after 12 years.

“They may now have a family of their own.”

An English-speaking woman who telephoned the Spanish emergency services at 6.26am on the morning of the incident described “a tall man” and others being involved in a fight.

Craig’s family say the woman who made the call to the emergency services to report the incident has vital information has never been spoken to.

Despite being over ten years ago, Craig’s family are making appeals for anyone with information about this call to come forward.

Mr Mallon’s employers Laing O’Rourke hired former detective superintendent David Swindle, who led the investigation which brought the serial killer Peter Tobin to justice, to look into the case.

The investigator identified four French men entering the local police office on CCTV at around 6.40am, just over half an hour after the killing.

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