British man, 55, arrested in Costa del Sol after his wife, 58, found stabbed to death

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A BRITISH man has been arrested on the Costa del Sol after his wife was found dead.

Police say the 55-year-old suspect tried to kill himself after the domestic violence incident.

The couple lived in the town of Estepona near Marbella

The victim is a 58-year-old Spanish woman.

The crime happened in the popular holiday resort of Estepona a 20-minute drive west of Marbella.

The unnamed British man is currently under police guard in hospital.

A police source said the woman had been stabbed and said the man had tried to commit suicide with a weapon believed to be the same one he is suspected of killing his wife with.

The source said the incident had happened at the couple’s home in Estepona, but was not able to say if it was in the town of Estepona or another part of the municipality of the same name.

He added: “A son was in the property at the time.”


A spokesman for Spanish National Police said: “Yesterday at 11.45pm a gender violence crime occurred in Estepona which resulted in the death of a 58-year-old Spanish woman.

“The suspected author is her 55-year-old husband who is under arrest and has been admitted to hospital after injuring himself.

“We are not aware of previous domestic violence incidents involving the couple.”


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