POLICE are probing the violent stabbing of an Irish expatriate on the Costa del Sol.
The unnamed victim, 37, has been moved from intensive care and is “stable” after being admitted to hospital with a severe head injury and several stab wounds, according to medics.
He was attacked in the basement of his home in the Torremuelle neighbourhood, Benalmadena and was found by his wife “badly wounded and with a trail of blood behind him.”
She and a friend drove him to the nearby Xanit Hospital before she was interviewed by detectives.
He was later transferred to the Carlos Haya Hospital in Malaga City.
Police said in a statement that his partner did not see or hear anything, although neighbours reported seeing a white van pulling away in the wake of the brutal raid.
Investigators initially thought that the attack was related to a robbery but are ‘investigating all options’ as the hunt for the culprit goes on.