Despite the conjecture in the days immediately following the Cabo Roig death last Friday morning it now appears to have been nothing more than a tragic accident.

First thoughts were that it may have been a settling of scores among rival gangs but following the identification if the body it has now been confirmed to be a traffic accident.

The body was formally identified on Monday as 40 year old Martin Long, originally from the Mahon/Blackrock area of Cork in Ireland. Martin was holidaying on the Orihuela Costa with a group of friends where he was attending a 40th birthday party with friends from Ireland.

It seems that he was crossing the N332 in Cabo Roig at 3.30 am on Friday morning when he was fatally injured in a traffic accident. It is understood there were two men with him at the time of the incident.

Details of the accident itself are still unclear but it is thought that he was hit by more than one car.

Martin was the father of three children, one aged 14 and two others aged three and one. He was married to Mem, who he met while travelling in Thailand.

Martin’s mother Ann, his wife Mem, and the rest of his family are said to be devastated and in complete shock following the tragedy.

Although they wouldn’t expand on the detail the Ireland Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Monday that consular assistance was being provided to the family of an Irish citizen who had died on the Orihuela Costa.

It is understood that Martin’s body is being flown back to Cork for a family funeral on Wednesday.