A BRITISH woman, 49, named as Jane Lyttle died in the early hours of the morning on Saturday (January 23) when her husband Warren allegedly strangled her with a phone cable, Emergency Services and the Guardia Civil have reported.
Fifty-year-old Warren reportedly put in a call to 112 Emergency Services at 3.20am and confessed that he had killed his wife at their home in Costa de la Calma, on the southern coast of the island.
Calvia Local Police and paramedics were sent to the home, at Apartamentos Siesta on Calle Bella Vista, but attempts to revive the woman failed. Paramedics later reported that she bore marks to her neck which showed she had been strangled.
The Guardia Civil has taken charge of the investigation and arrested Mr Lyttle for suspected murder of his wife, and he was taken to the barracks in Son Rapinya, Palma, and will be placed in the hands of a court on Sunday or Monday.
Mr Lyttle had been living in Mallorca for 10 years and his wife travelled between the island and London. The couple had one daughter, who lives in the UK.
Mrs Lyttle was the first gender violence victim registered in the Balearic Islands this year, and the seventh in Spain.