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Police arrest Costa del Sol domestic abuser

LOCAL Police in Mijas have arrested a 38 year-old man in Las Lagunas for the alleged crime of domestic violence.

Residents raised the alarm after a woman’s cries for help were heard, and officers went to the house in question.

The door was answered by a woman who had visible wounds on her face and neck, and her abuser was also in the home along with two children aged seven and six.

According to media reports, the woman had locked herself in a room but the suspect forced his way in and attacked her.

At the time of his arrest, the detainee was carrying a large weapon and tried to resist the police.

He has been charged with domestic violence and with breaking a previous order that prohibited him from carrying any type of weapon.

The victim has been transferred to the Las Lagunas health centre where a medical examination was carried out.

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