THE Local Police have arrested a man in Seville, Spain, after he assaulted his wife and chained her to a sofa, in a bid to keep the mother of his two children in the house.
As reported by the police, in the early hours of Christmas Day, the man came to the police headquarters claiming to have been hit by his wife. He explained that a heated argument had taken place as she had wanted to go out on Christmas Eve but that he was not happy for her to leave him home alone.
Several officers then proceeded to visit the family home, finding the woman evidently distressed with multiple injuries to her face and a cable at her feet. The woman then confessed that her husband had tied her to the sofa and that she had suffered abuse at his hands for several years.
Thankfully, the assault was also recorded by a tenant living in the house, who heard the argument from their bedroom. As soon as he heard the woman’s cries for help, he rushed downstairs and freed her from the tightly tied cable.
The woman was then taken to hospital and her husband was arrested for gender-based violence whilst he was waiting at the police station.
In response to the incident, Councillor Juan Carlos Cabrera released a statement which highlighted the importance of clarifying the facts to ensure the correct person is brought to justice. He added that women “should know that they are not alone and should never tolerate any type of aggression or coercion.”
As Euro Weekly News understands, the case has now been taken over by the National Police and the man remains in custody where he is due to appear in court later this week.