British pensioner expelled from Spain
Man assaulted former partner in a ‘brutal’ attack at her home
By Nuria Pérez 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.