A 55-YEAR-OLD British man has been arrested by police on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain in connection with the murder of his Spanish wife at the weekend.
Gloria Tornay Naranjo, 58, was found dead with multiple stab wounds at their home on an urbanisation in Estepona and her husband had self-inflicted cuts to his wrists. He was treated at the Costa del Sol hospital in Marbella before being transferred to a National Police station for questioning.
The woman’s body was taken to the Institute of Legal Medicine in Malaga for an autopsy to be performed.
According to police sources a 15-year-old boy had been thrown out of the house before the incident at 11.45 pm on Saturday night and had tried to re-enter through the window without success.
The deceased was from Montejaque in the Serrania de Ronda where the mayor Diego Sanchez, said she was “a very dear woman” and lamented “the ravages that gender violence is doing”.
The town council of Estepona has announced three days of official mourning for the victim.
It is the second murder for sexist violence so far this year on the Costa del Sol. In January, another Spanish woman, aged 47, died in Fuengirola after being allegedly attacked by a 50-year-old German man.
In Spain last year 47 women died at the hands of their partners or ex-partners.