Police investigating last night’s dramatic kidnapping from a busy restaurant in Estepona last night have found a body.

The body of a man was discovered this morning next to the Hospital Puento Europa in Algeciras with first reports of his wounds indicating that he had been murdered.

The kidnapping took place as the victim was eating at a Mister Noodles restaurant on Estepona’s Paseo Martimo after 9pm last night.

Witnesses report hearing up to 13 gunshots with people running for cover.

The victim was then bundled into a grey BMW X5, which then sped off.

Police think that this may be the latest in the increasingly violent settling of scores between drug gangs in the area.