Retired policeman stabbed to death in Torremolinos

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A fatal stabbing in a Torremolinos street.

A SEVENTY-FIVE-YEAR-OLD retired National Police inspector has been stabbed to death in the street in Torremolinos on the morning of February 23.

A 63-year-old man has been arrested and is currently being detained at a secure unit in hospital. The attack happened in Calle Boscán in Torremolinos where, following an argument,the victim was stabbed 14 times in the chest and in the back with a 20 centimetre-long knife.

Emergency services were quick on the scene after receiving a call at 8.20am. Upon arrival the ambulance confirmed the victim was dead.  

Spanish Government representative Miguel Briones confirmed yesterday that the attacker was waiting for the victim and that enquiries point at a previous relationship between the victim and the assailant, either personal or professional. Briones said: “he was waiting at the door of the victim so it can´t have been a casual encounter”. 

Witnesses at the scene report that the attacker was sitting on the kerb right next to the victim and claimed that he had killed him for not keeping a secret.

The alleged attacker remains in hospital in Malaga guarded by police officers and is under-going psychiatric tests. He allegedly cut off his own thumb after the arrest. 

The case remains under investigation until the crime and motive are established. More evidence is being gathered at the scene by forensic police. 

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