Woman survives brutal knife attack in Almería city
Man hangs himself after slashing partner's throat in El Puche
A woman who nearly died after her partner cut her throat in the El Puche district of Almería city is recovering in Torrecárdenas hospital.
The alleged assailant, a 42year-old north African man, hanged himself in a greenhouse after attacking the victim at their home with a knife last Sunday, slitting her neck and causing a number of stab wounds.
The incident comes just two weeks after a Cuevas woman was killed by her partner who also committed suicide by hanging himself.
The latest victim, a 30-yearold Moroccan woman, managed to survive despite massive blood loss.
Her partner fled the scene, triggering a manhunt throughout the area with patrols on all the main roads out of El Puche. However, it was field workers who found his body less than 24 hours later, hanging in a greenhouse near El Alquián.
The woman was admitted to intensive care “fighting for her life” but is now recovering with a “favourable” prognosis, according to a statement given by the government delegate in Almería, Andrés Garcia Lorca, on Tuesday.
He described the case as an “anomaly” saying there had been no previous record of domestic violence in the family.
The couple have two children who were unharmed and have been taken into care.
So far this year three women have died from domestic abuse in the province, as well as seven in Andalucía and 42 throughout Spain, according to government figures.
Meanwhile the regional domestic violence forum held its third annual conference in Vera this week, where the director of the Junta’s domestic violence department, Angeles Sepúlveda encouraged victims always to denounce aggression and seek help from the various support systems.
She said: “I urge everyone not to tolerate any kind of violent behaviour, no matter how small, because sadly it could result in murder.”
Domestic abuse victims can obtain help by calling the 900 712535 and 016 free-phone numbers.
The victim is recovering in Torrecárdenas hospital