A BRITISH dad-of-three was allegedly chased by a gang and thrown off a cliff in a horrifying attack in Spain.
Steen Nodwell, 29, was on holiday with pals in the popular coastal resort of Salou when he was pushed off a cliff by a group of men on Friday night, his family said.
He was left with a fractured skull and broken arms and needed multiple operations at a Spanish hospital in the nearby city of Tarragon.
His sister Bethan, who is now raising funds to pay for her brother to get back to the UK, said: ”Steen is a strong and determined man and this incident showcases that.
”A gang of local men chased my brother and after brutally attacking him, they threw him off a cliff.
”It is only through sheer determination and courage that my brother despite his life threatening injuries managed to get up and walk for help.
”Had he not done that, the outcome could have been tragically different.
”These men attempted to kill my brother and now we need your help.”
Bethan said Steen was left with two broken arms, a broken jaw, a fractured eye socket and skull, a shattered cheekbone, and internal bleeding.
Although the expenses for his surgery were covered, Bethan and her family are raising funds to drive Steen home to Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.
”Steen cannot fly home due to his injuries and won’t be able to fly for over a year,” she said.
”It is an 18+ hour journey that is expected to be done in a car. We need to raise funds to be able to find suitable travel with medical assistance.
”Not only that but Steen needs help and support from his family who will need to be with him.
”Meaning travel expenses are soon going to mount up.
”Whether you help with a penny or a pound, every little helps. Or even a share of this fundraiser. Our family appreciates it all.
”Anyone that knows my brother knows his strong character, I have no doubt he will handle this better than anyone I know.”
The GoFundMe page has raised nearly £4,000 so far.