Man wanted after ex-wife found with throat cut plunges from eighth floor flat and survives

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A MAN wanted in connection with the deaths of two women, found with their throats cut, has jumped from an eighth-floor flat in northern Spain after starting a fire.

Police officers were called to reports of an argument at a  property in the district of Lakua in Vitoria in the Basque Country.

They found the lifeless body of the man’s 43-year-old ex-wife with her throat cut and her mother who had suffered a large cut to her neck. She was taken to Txagorritxu hospital but she died later.

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It is believed the man then set fire to the flat before, finally, he was forced to jump out of an eighth-floor window to escape the flames.

Firefighters had deployed a tarpaulin on the terrace of a first floor flat to cushion his fall.

The  Basque health service said the was treated at the scene and was then transferred to hospital, where he is awaiting a psychiatric assessment while under police guard.

It is understood the couple split several months ago. The pair had two children, a boy of about 11 or 12-years-old and a girl of about 8 or 9.

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