A COUPLE from Catral has been arrested accused of carrying out an illegal abortion.
The Special Crime Unit of Elche, opened an investigation to clarify the facts after a woman required urgent medical attention saying she went to the toilet and suffered a miscarriage.
Upon arriving at the General Hospital of Elche, forced to go by a man with whom she is reported to have had an affair with, doctors who treated the woman, gave a different version of events.
They suspected the woman was heavily pregnant and an illegal abortion carried out outside the health system had been carried out. A third person has also been arrested and police have not ruled out more arrests.
The woman has three children from previous relationships.