A British man has been arrested in Spain for allegedly killing a German tourist he caught filming his young daughter with an iPad.

Karinth Davinder, 40, is understood to have attacked Sandro Rottman at Spinnaker restaurant in Sotogrande, located in an exclusive resort in Costa del Sol.

The victim, 43, had been charged days before with possession of child pornography, authorites said.

Davinder allegedly asked Rottman on several occasions to stop filming his daughter, thought to be younger than eight, but the German national persisted, the spokeswoman added.

When officers arrived at the scene they found Rottman with “very serious” wounds, although it is understood no weapons were used during the attack.

He was taken to a hospital in nearby La Linea de la Concepcion but died there.

Davinder, who is understood to live in Sotogrande, left the restaurant after the assault but was later identified thanks to witnesses.

A spokeswoman for the Civil Guard said that Davinder had appeared before a magistrate and been remanded in custody accused of homicide.

“When he (the aggressor) saw what was happening he took the tablet off him, saw the recordings, threw the device to the ground and attacked him.

“The victim had been arrested by the Civil Guard a few days ago for possession of child pornography.”

Rottman had been arrested in Spain in January over child pornography claims and was awaiting trial.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out and authorities are awaiting results to determine how he died.

Sotogrande is one of Spain’s most upmarket resorts and is known for large houses overlooking the Mediterranean and golf courses such as the world-famous Valderrama Club.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “We are urgently investigating reports of the arrest of a British national in the Cadiz area in southern Spain.

“We stand ready to provide consular assistance if requested.”