Five young men have been arrested in Motril, Granada province, on suspicion of beating up a youth and his girlfriend at a nightclub in the town.
The detainees, four Rumanians and one Spaniard, all work at the nightclub in various capacities.
The incident began when the youth and his girlfriend were apparently involved in an argument with two other clients at the nightclub. One of the detainees intervened in the dispute and ejected the couple from the club.
A little while later he was apparently joined by his companions and they proceeded to beat up the youth and his girlfriend.
The girl was treated for minor injuries at Motril hospital but her boyfriend had to undergo emergency surgery on a broken jaw. The girl reported the incident to the police who managed to identify the perpetrators and carry out the arrests.