Two British holidaymakers were killed by flash floods near Benidorm as they sat outside a marketplace café.

The couple, who were in their 70s, were hit by a wall of water in Finestrat, Costa Blanca.

It is thought that they were dragged away by the strong current which poured through the popular tourist town.

They were named as Kenneth and Mary Hall, from Lancashire, who were on holiday with two relatives.

The flooding hit the Spanish town on Friday afternoon following heavy rain further inland which saw water gushing through a dried-up ravine into the local marketplace.

The town council was reportedly fined 83,000 euros last year for asphalting the ravine bed without permission.

The Friday market is a popular attraction for tourists and British expats.