A holidaymaker from Blackwood, Wales, is in critical condition in hospital in Majorca after being beaten unconscious in the street in Ibiza. James Hallett was found lying in the street in the early hours of Monday, 13 June, after getting separated from the group he was travelling with.
Police are said to be investigating whether the attack was in any way linked to the on-going Euro, competition as Hallett's attacker was thought to have been part of a group of men from Yorkshire. Hallett was found with severe head injuries and taken to Hospital University Son Espases Ponent Palma on the neighbouring Majorca island.
Hallett's sister, Lauren, who has flown to the island to be at his side, told walesonline.com: "We don't know what happened – all we've been told is that a boy from Barnsley wearing a blue top was involved… There was a group of them but only one attacked James."
Hallett was halfway through a holiday to the well-known holiday destination with his girlfriend, Jessica Jones, and a group of friends.
Hallett's mother, who was on holiday in Mexico at the time of the attack, has also flown to be at her son's side. His sister said: "We are all naturally worried sick – it is early days and we don't know which way it will go."
A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesperson confirmed to the site that they are supporting a family of a British national "who was taken to hospital in Palma on June 13". England faced off against Wales on Thursday, as part of the group stages of 2016's Euro competition. A late goal from Daniel Sturridge took England to a 2-1 win.