A 25-YEAR-OLD Colombian national has been arrested in Torrevieja at the scene of an attempted murder.
Armed Guardia Civil officers arrived following an urgent ‘phone call made by a friend of the victim, a 44-year-old Colombian woman, stating that the attack was taking place. When officers arrived, they could see a young man holding a woman covered in blood in the hallway of the building. The victim had been stabbed and slashed with a katana knife with a 21 inch blade.
The woman’s injuries were described as ‘overwhelming’ as she suffered from a badly swollen left cheekbone and penetrating and bleeding wounds to her left arm and right shoulder. She was treated at the scene and then transferred to Torrevieja Hospital. The assailant, despite being covered in blood himself, was uninjured and arrested immediately without showing any resistance.
According to reports, the man had been previously arrested in March for another alleged assault on the same woman but the case was dropped as she didn’t want to make any formal accusations against her partner.
The investigation into the case continues.