A 42-year-old man has been arrested by police in Los Abrigos in connection with the horrific week-end car crash which left one person badly injured and two people dead.

The two dead were a Mexican man and a German woman. They were killed instantly when their Citroen Saxo was hit by a Ford Focus travelling at speed. Another passenger sustained multiple injuries, but not serious.

When arrested the driver of the Focus was said by police to be ‘in a state consistent with┬áthe effects of a banned substance’, probably drugs, although this has yet to be confirmed by tests.┬áLocal residents reported seeing the Focus speeding in other areas of the town before the collision.