MAGALUF stabbing victim Robert Watson was rushed to hospital yesterday after he collapsed after flying home.

Ardrossan man Robert flew into Edinburgh Airport yesterday where he was met by his girlfriend but his condition quickly took a turn for the worst and he was taken by ambulance to the city's Royal Infirmary. 

The former Ardrossan Academy pupil said after landing: "When I stood up on the plane to go to the toilet there was immense pain in my leg.

“I tried to walk up and down the aisle to see if it would go away but it didn’t work.

“Gradually it seemed to get a wee bit better. As soon as I got out the airport it got really, really bad and I thought I need to get an ambulance.

“When I was in hospital in Spain I thought I was going to die because of the amount of blood I lost.

“I know it wasn’t the best thing to get on the flight but I felt I’d no choice. I’d no money to get home and I didn’t want to get stuck there.

“The Spanish people did a really good job but there was a language barrier. I’m relieved to be home — and delighted to see Sarah more than anything.”

Robert's girlfriend, Sarah Arcari spoke of her shock at her partner's injuries and said: “When I saw Robert’s injuries it looked like he’d been the victim of a shark attack.

“I’m not sure he should have travelled but he just wanted to get home. I had a feeling something like this would happen because his wounds are so bad.

“I’m just so glad he’s home and being looked after.”

Robert was attacked whilst on holiday with his half-brother and four English men were arrested after the incident.