The Brit arrested after allegedly trying to run over the current girlfriend of her ex was today released on bail by a judge after being hauled to court in handcuffs.
Kemi Coaker was banned from going within 500 metres of her alleged victim, despite the fact both women are thought to be living in Magaluf, while the judicial investigation against her continues.
She was also banned from leaving Majorca and told she had to surrender her passport.
The 29-year-old from Manchester hid her head under a grey hoodie as she was escorted into a court building in the Majorcan capital Palma to face a grilling from a judge.
Two armed Civil Guard officers led her in early this morning so she could be questioned about Tuesday evening’s hit-and-run.
Two armed Civil Guard officers led Kemi Coaker in early this morning so she could be questioned
Kemi (pictured), thought to live and work in Magaluf, was arrested by police in the nearby resort of Cala Vinyes half an hour after the incident
Her alleged victim, named locally as 23-year-old Meghan Tattersall, is recovering after being mowed down on a pavement by a woman driver witnesses claim deliberately targeted her.
Kemi, thought to live and work in Magaluf, was arrested by police in the nearby resort of Cala Vinyes half an hour after the incident on suspicion of attempted homicide.
The victim was named locally as 23-year-old Meghan Tattersall (left) with Kemi’s ex named as Andrew Coaker (right) from Reading
Today a court official said: ‘Palma’s Court of Instruction Number 12, acting as a duty court, has agreed the detainee’s provisional release on bail.
‘The conditions of that release are the confiscation of her passport, a ban on leaving Majorca and a restraining order preventing her from going within 500 metres of her alleged victim.’
It is not known if the Brit, who under Spanish law has not yet been formally charged but remains the subject of an ongoing criminal investigation being conducted as an attempted homicide probe, answered questions put to her by the judge.
The hearing was held behind closed doors as is customary in the early stages of a criminal investigation in Spain, where formal charges are only laid shortly before trial.
Party island: The incident took place near the infamous party street Punta Ballena
Kemi, who is thought to be using her married name still rather than her maiden name Pereira, will not face formal charges until shortly before trial – if the judge recommends trial following a probe expected to last several months – as is customary in Spain.
Her ex has been named locally as Andrew Coaker, 39, from Reading, Berkshire. He was not with Meghan when she was hit.
A second woman in the hire car stopped by police – believed to be a relative of Kemi’s although it has not been confirmed by officials – has been told she will not face any court action.
Meghan Tattersall (pictured) is reportedly in a relationship with Andrew Coaker, who was not with her when she was hit
Civil Guard officers confirmed yesterday they had arrested a 29-year-old British woman, although they did not name her.
A spokesman for the Civil Guard said in a statement: ‘The Civil Guard has arrested a woman aged 29 as the suspected author of a crime of attempted homicide.
‘Officers assisted a a group of people on Tuesday in Magaluf who were around a woman they spotted lying on the ground. That woman was an injured British national.
Armed police lead Kemi into court this morning following a hit-and-run in Magaluf, the victim of which is still recovering
‘Witnesses said a car had run her over before speeding away from the scene. One of the witnesses said the car had mounted the pavement intent on running over the woman.
‘Officers were told the vehicle was a small, white car and police patrols were alerted.
‘Thirty minutes later a Civil Guard patrol searching for the vehicle in Cala Vinyes spotted a suspect car with two young women inside whose descriptions matched those of the people they were looking for.
‘The two occupants were intercepted and identified. Officers discovered the hit-and-run victim is the current partner of the ex-husband of the driver of the vehicle they stopped and therefore the suspected author of the allegedly intentional hit-and-run.’
Hit and run: The driver is reportedly the current partner of the 23-year-old victim’s ex-boyfriend and is said to have deliberately run her over on this street in Magaluf
The exact spot the incident occurred at was not made public, although it is understood to have happened outside flats in Federico Garcia Lorca Street near Magaluf’s brash Punta Ballena area.
The victim’s injuries were described initially as serious, although they are not thought to be life-threatening.
It was not immediately clear today if she was still being treated at Son Espases Hospital in Palma.