British woman hospitalised after alleged violent assault in popular Spanish resort

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TENERIFE: A British woman has allegedly been assaulted. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

NATIONAL POLICE are investigating an alleged violent attack in Spain which left a British woman in hospital suffering from serious head injuries.

Police confirmed the victim to be a British tourist who is now reportedly recovering in the University Hospital Nuestra Señora de Candelaria in Santa Cruz, Tenerife after being admitted on Monday.  

It is alleged Moroccan bar worker attacked her in her holiday apartment in a popular resort on the island.

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Reports claim that the 20-year-old Moroccan man tried to force himself on the victim after she invited him into her holiday apartment.

It is alleged the man violently assaulted the woman when she refused his advances.

The woman has reportedly sustained severe head injuries and has not yet been able to provide an official statement to the Spanish police.   

Police have not confirmed the identity or age of the woman.

Her alleged attacker, whose identity has not been revealed either, remains in police custody.

A judge agreed to extend his remand period whilst a police investigation is ongoing.  

A court official has revealed: “Investigating Court Number Three in Arona, acting as a duty court, has decided to extend the remand of a 20-year-old held in the municipality of Adeje as the suspected author of a crime of assault which has yet to be fully specified.”

“The victim is still in hospital with injuries which are compatible with a physical assault.”

“The court hopes to be able to decide tomorrow whether to place this suspect, who is of Moroccan origin, under formal judicial investigation and what crimes for.”

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