Brit OAP ex­pelled

Man as­saulted for­mer part­ner in a ‘bru­tal’ at­tack at her home

Costa Blanca News (North Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - By Nuria Pérez [email protected]­news.es

Man as­saulted for­mer part­ner in a ‘bru­tal’ at­tack at her home

A BRI­TISH pen­sioner is to be ex­pelled from Spain for at­tack­ing his for­mer part­ner with an iron bar.

A court found it proven that the 70-year-old man, who lived in Puerto de Mazarrón in Mur­cia, had bro­ken into his ex­part­ners home on an ur­ban­i­sa­tion near Águilas on April 4, 2017 at around 04.00.

Ac­cord­ing to the Guardia Civil, he beat her around the head, face, back and arms with the bar while she was in bed.

A force spokesman stated that that he was wear­ing gloves and had planned the at­tack care­fully to take her by sur­prise.

“She had no chance of get­ting out of bed to de­fend her­self but for­tu­nately she re­mained con­scious, man­aged to calm him down and con­vinced him to stop and talk,” he ex­plained.

The man re­mained in the prop­erty for around two hours to make en­sure she did not call the po­lice, even though both vic­tim and at­tacker were cov­ered in blood.

He then left the prop­erty and the woman man­aged to call the emer­gency ser­vices.

Two Guardia Civil pa­trols and an am­bu­lance ar­rived at her home just as the Bri­tish pen­sioner was com­ing back to col­lect the iron bar.

Judges at Mur­cia Supreme Court ruled that he be ex­pelled from Spain within a month and banned from re­turn­ing for 10 years. The at­tacker has been or­dered to com­pen­sate the vic­tim with €50,000 and told that if he re­turns to Spain be­fore 2029 he will be sent to prison for three years and will be on su­per­vised re­lease for an­other five years.

A 10-year re­strain­ing or­der has been im­posed on the man and he has been banned from con­tact­ing the vic­tim.

The pun­ish­ment was agreed by his de­fence lawyer, the pros­e­cu­tion ser­vice and the ac­cu­sa­tion par­ties.

The vic­tim re­cov­ered from the se­ri­ous in­juries but still has scars on her face and suf­fers from the ef­fects of the at­tack.

The as­sailant had been ar­rested and sent to jail on re­mand, where he has re­mained un­til the trial was held.

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