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Tobias White-Sansom: Brother pleas for answers over Spanish nightclub death

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By Euronews
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Dramatic and controversial images have emerged after the death of a British citizen in a club in Mallorca on July 26th. 

A brawl with the club security guards, who called the police, ended with Tobias White-Sansom in a coma in hospital, where he died days later. His brother Maximillian has accused the Spanish police of brutality and demands justice.

"What seemed to be for 30 minutes, eight police officers from his head to his feet, knelt on him and held him on the ground," Maximillian White-Sansom told Euronews. 

"Everyone started to gather around him and tell the police that they're going to kill him because Toby was screaming for his life that he can't breathe: please, I can't breathe, pleading for his life. So momentarily, the only thing that my brother was fighting for was his life."

When asked by Euronews, a Spanish Guardia Civil spokesperson said that:

Officers responded to an incident at a nightclub in Magaluf in the early hours of last Tuesday morning where a client had allegedly head-butted a bouncer after he asked him to put his top on.

The subject was then restrained using what the Spanish police said was an appropriate force for his own safety. They claimed that the subject had taken a number of drugs.

His brother denies he had taken excessive amounts of banned substances. His family have called for a further investigation into his death and raised the case with the British foreign office.

Tobias White-Sansom was a 35-year-old father of two children.