POLICE have arrested the prime suspect in the case of a surgeon found dead in Madrid.
A member of the public alerted police via the 091 emergency number on Monday that they had recognised the victim’s boyfriend in the street in the Carabanchel area of the capital.
A patrol was immediately dispatched to search the zone, officers identifying the man despite the fact he had changed his physical appearance.
Investigators determined the detainee was the number one person of interest shortly after the surgeon’s body was found last Friday in the Tetuan district of Madrid.
Spanish press reported police had been on the lookout for the murder suspect at hostels and at train and bus stations around the city in the belief he could have tried to flee the country. Spanish media also reported the detainee has been accused of punching and kicking his girlfriend to death.