The British man found dead in mysterious circumstances at an airport in Spain bizarrely had a slice of ham on each buttock and his genitals in an open tuna can, it has been reported.1allrodSteven Allford, 51, was discovered with his hands and feet bound by plastic ties and his trousers pulled down on a bench near to the terminal at Malaga Airport. Police are now reportedly trying to determine whether the food on his body has any connection to the death, or it’s completely unrelated and was done as a “sick joke”.

Murder detectives are waiting on the results of a post-mortem but suspect he may have been asphyxiated, possible due to choking or throttling. Police are seeking to establish what he was doing at the airport and whether he had missed a flight home or was sleeping rough.

A security guard made the grim discovery just before 9am on Friday. Shocked tourists filmed the moment Mr Allford’s body was put onto a stretcher and taken away after police searched the area for clues to the suspected killing. Officers are also examining CCTV. A source said: “There were no obvious signs of violence on his body but the position he was found in suggested foul play.”

Another source said investigators believed he may have been the victim of a sex assault. He had a hand bound to one end of the bench and his leg to another with cable ties and his trousers had been pulled down. He was identified by documents found among belongings in a trolley next to his body.