A British man has been stabbed to death in Spain.

The unnamed man, believed to be from Southport, Merseyside, was found with fatal wounds in the early hours of Thursday morning, after a fight broke out at a house party in Cuidad Quesada near Alicante on the Costa Brava.

The Olive Press, which is a Spanish expat newspaper, reported that a police manhunt is now underway following the incident and that the attacker is also British.

Spanish news agency Efe reported that the victim was "stabbed in the neck" with a knife when a row erupted at a house party.

Lord Street in the victim's reported home town of Southport, Merseyside

After the altercation, at around 3am, he staggered out into the street to get help, but collapsed and died.

The Liverpool Echo claims that the victim is a young man from the Woodvale area of Southport, and is believed to be around 18 years old and well known in the area.

The Costa Brava is one of the most popular destinations in Spain for Brits seeking some sun.

Spain is currently seeing a huge spike in coronavirus cases and has overtaken the US in new daily cases.

Despite that, partygoers have been filmed hugging, kissing and standing shoulder-to-shoulder.

Regions such as Catalonia are avoiding going into lockdown by taking measures.

The area has reportedly shut nightclubs and banned outdoor drinking, with people risking a fine of up to £14,000 if caught, reports The Sun.

However, despite the measures, footage revealed the Badiu bar-restaurant was packed with revellers.