Brit who entered woman’s Malaga flat is cleared of trespass after blaming extreme diarrhoea

Briton who entered a woman’s home, soiled herself and was caught searching her bedroom for clothes to wear after a night out in Spain has been cleared of offense after blaming extreme diarrhea

  • According to his lawyer, it was a simple misunderstanding due to a language barrier

A British tourist who entered a woman’s flat in Malaga has been found not guilty of trespassing after being told to use her shower and find something to put on due to a desperate bout of diarrhea during a trial in Spain.

The 55-year-old Manchester businessman hurried to the toilet after entering the apartment on Calle Beatas, a street near the city center, after falling ill on a night out with friends.

When he didn’t make it to the toilet in time and had soiled his pants, he took a shower and rummaged in the homeowner’s closet in her bedroom for something to wear.

The horrified owner of the apartment, who was temporarily outside, heard the stranger in her house “without her consent” and locked him up while she called the police, Malaga’s 11th court heard.

Prosecutors had sought a one-year prison sentence and a fine of 500 euros (£427) for the October 2021 home burglary, but the man was cleared of the burglary charge yesterday.

The 55-year-old businessman hurried to the toilet in an apartment near Calle Beatas (general view of the street)

The unnamed Briton’s lawyer, Juan Carlos Alcazar, claimed it was a simple misunderstanding.

He said his client had asked the homeowner – who does not speak English – for permission to use the toilet and believed she had granted it.

She had briefly left her apartment to warn a group of rowdy passersby when the Brit asked to go to the toilet, he claimed.

When he was in the bathroom, she locked the apartment door and refused to let him out until the police arrived.

A jury accepted his explanation at the hearing and found him not guilty.

Lawyer Alcazar said: ‘He is a gentleman who has been congratulated on numerous occasions by the British Government for his charitable contributions.’