British couple stabbed in horror attack on seafront promenade at holiday resort in Morocco

British couple stabbed in horror attack on seafront promenade at holiday resort in Morocco

A BRITISH couple has been injured in a horror triple stabbing attack at a tourist hotspot in Morocco.

The knifeman is said to have run into the sea and attempted to thwart his arrest by swimming away from the scene in Agadir.

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GettyThe bloody attack is said to have taken place on the seafront promenade of a Moroccan tourist resort in Agadir[/caption]

He was later caught and taken into custody.

Police are investigating whether the attack was terrorist-related, according to Spanish newspaper La Razon.

The 33-year-old suspect was reportedly jailed three years ago for drug trafficking offences.

His alleged victims include two British holidaymakers, a man and a woman, who have been described as a couple.

They are said to have suffered wounds to their legs and back and were taken to Hassan II Hospital in Agadir.

A Moroccan woman who lives in Belgium is believed to be the third victim.

Well-placed sources told local media overnight that the motive behind the knife attack was still being probed and the suspect remained in police custody.

Two of the victims have been released following treatment but the third, whose nationality has not been disclosed, is still in hospital.

The international resort on Morocco‘s southern Atlantic coast where the knife attack is alleged to have taken place about midday yesterday is known for its golf courses and wide crescent beach.

All three alleged victims were on the seafront promenade of the resort – which is lined with cafes, restaurants, and bars – at the time.

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