AN ARDROSSAN man was left seriously injured after he was stabbed six times during a holiday in Magaluf.

Robert Watson was on holiday with his half-brother and friends when the 31-year-old was stabbed in the back, stomach and buttocks.

Four men from England appeared in court in Palma where one was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and three others were held on suspicion of fighting following the incident at the Hotel TRH in the early hours of Sunday morning but they were released on Tuesday.

Robert is travelling home today (Wednesday) after being released from hospital and his grandfather spoke following the incident.

He told a national newspaper: “We’re all in total shock. Robert’s a happy-go-lucky guy so I’m sure whatever’s happened there it won’t be his fault.

“You get some right bad ones in places like that.

His grandmother added: “It was a spur-of-the-moment thing they planned at the last minute. It was supposed to be a bit of fun — so for this to happen is a nightmare.

“By the sound of his injuries he’s lucky to be alive. I can’t believe it and can’t stop shaking.

“Before he went I said, ‘Oh no, you’re not going to a place like that.’ I was worried because I know what these places are like.”

It is believed that the former Ardrossan Academy pupil will go to a local hospital once he returns to Scotland.