Man who died after Magaluf brawl was killed by fentanyl, family claim

British father who died after brawling with Magaluf bouncers ‘was killed by a double dose of fentanyl’, his brother claims after medical records show he was injected while pinned down outside nightclub

  • Tobias White-Sansom, 35, died in July last year after falling into a coma in Spain
  • He was allegedly attacked by a group of bouncers and knelt on by police officers

The family of a British father who was allegedly attacked by a group of bouncers in Spain and knelt on by police officers has claimed the man was injected twice with super-strength painkiller fentanyl.

Tobias White-Sansom, 35, died in July last year after falling into a coma following the reported brawl with bouncers in Magaluf in Majorca, Spain.

After petitioning Spanish officials for his body to be released and flown back to the UK, they buried White-Sansom in Nottingham in October last year. The father left behind his two young daughters Jasmine and Poppy.

But now the family claims that shortly before the father went into cardiac arrest, he was injected with a double dose of fentanyl by the Spanish medics. They say the medics were acting under the orders of police.

The police force previously claimed they attended the scene on the Magaluf strip last July following reports of an assault on a bouncer and that a suspect had to be restrained before being hospitalised and later dying. 

Tobias White-Sansom, 35, died in July last year. he is pictured with his two young daughters Jasmine and Poppy

Bouncers are seen restraining White during the incident in July last year in Magaluf in Majorca, Spain

The Mirror reported that a medical report seen by the publication shows that two doses of the strong opioid painkiller was administered to White-Sansom intravenously.

The first dose was reportedly given to him while he lay on the ground outside the Magaluf nightclub and the second while in an ambulance.

The NHS describes fentanyl as a strong opioid painkiller used to treat severe pain during or after an operation or a serious injury. 

White-Sansom’s brother, Maximillian White, told The Mirror: ‘Realistically, I think that Toby died from the fentanyl which they injected him with.

‘They pulled him outside the club while he was semi-conscious and handcuffed. They sat on him while he was shouting about not being able to breathe and they then decided to give him an injection.

‘It was after that injection which sent him into cardiac arrest. Then when the ambulance came and he was okay, they gave him another injection and that took him into cardiac arrest again. Are the police allowed to do that?’

The family is unsure of the exact quantity that was administered to White-Sansom. A single dose is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.

Speaking to The Mirror, White-Sansom’s brother said he did not understand why police would inject him with fentanyl if they were claiming he was aggressive.

He said he was also unsure why they would have not administered adrenaline instead if it was the case that he passed out.

Maximillian White said his brother never really had a chance and now his children are getting older and having to learn to live without their father 

A Civil Guard spokesman at the time said they had responded to an incident at a nightclub in Magaluf (pictured) in the early hours in July last year

Tobias White, 35, died at Son Llatzer Hospital in July last year, a week after being admitted to intensive care and placed in an induced coma following an incident at the Boomerang nightclub in Magaluf (pictured)

‘However you want to look at it, it doesn’t seem right what they did. They can say that Toby died days later at the hospital, but Toby died outside that nightclub on those streets by himself, after he was injected the first time,’ he said. 

Maximillian White said his brother never really had a chance and now his children are getting older and having to learn to live without their father.

Acting Senior Coroner Andrew Barkley, of Staffordshire South Coroner’s Service, has previously ruled that an inquest into White-Sansom’s death will be necessary.

The family says they are now waiting on the coroner’s office for a timetable to move forward with the inquest.

At the time, a Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office spokesperson said in a statement: ‘We are supporting the family of a British man who has died in Mallorca and are in contact with the local authorities.’ 

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