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Yep,parts of the broken auxillary belt invariably get wrapped around the bottom pulley and interfere with the cambelt.This can either cause the belt to jump some teeth(as I suspect happened in your case) or to break altogether.
I suspect the problem was there before the first garage replaced the broken auxillary belt,although they should have checked that all the debris was removed and that the cambelt hadn't been effected.
As Asterix says,you will have a job proving the first garage was at fault,and to be honest the engine damage isn't directly their fault.
I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
Currently in Lagdti's garage:
2004 Saab 9-5 HOT Aero and a 2001 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo