British man arrested after wife found dead with more than 20 stab wounds
The National Police have arrested an 80-year-old British man, suspected of murdering his wife after police found her dead with more than 20 stab wounds, at the home they both shared in Benalmádena on the Costa Del Sol, in the south of Spain.
The 69-year-old victim, also British, telephoned the emergency services at around 10.30 pm on Friday (4th November) pleading for help, telling the operator that she was being attacked by her husband with a knife.
When the police and medical personnel arrived at the house, located on Avenida Antonio Machado, she was lying on the floor of the living room, and they could only confirm her death due to the stab wounds inflicted on her.
Officers found the husband lying down in the bedroom, and after subduing him, questioned him, before taking him into custody.
According to neighbours, it is believed that the man could suffer from a psychological illness with significant cognitive impairment associated with Alzheimer’s.