Dad ar­rested for bat­ter­ing wife

Brave six year old tells po­lice how his fa­ther had beaten his mother

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By Nuria Pérez and Dave Jones A MAN has been de­tained for beat­ing his wife un­con­scious and lock­ing her in a cup­board at their home while their sixyear-old son looked on.

The in­ci­dent oc­curred on Mon­day af­ter­noon in Mur­cia city. Sev­eral lo­cal po­lice of­fi­cers rushed to the apart­ment after neigh­bours rang the emer­gency ser­vices to re­port hear­ing screams and a heated ar­gu­ment.

Ac­cord­ing to state news agency EFE, the 29-year-old hus­band re­fused to al­low the of­fi­cers en­try to the flat.

As a re­sult a scuf­fle broke out as they moved to hand­cuff the man.

When they started to search the apart­ment the sus­pect told of­fi­cers that his wife had gone out, but a neigh­bour in­sisted that she had not left the fam­ily home.

Then the young son ex­plained to the po­lice that his fa­ther had beaten his mother and she had passed out, so he had poured cold wa­ter over her head.

Fi­nally the of­fi­cers found the vic­tim locked in a cup­board, with blan­kets over her.

Ac­cord­ing to EFE, she had sev­eral vis­i­ble bruises and red marks on her body.

Of­fi­cers be­lieve that her hus­band had bun­dled her into the cup­board so they would not be able to find her.

They noted that she re­ceived med­i­cal at­ten­tion but did not have to go to hos­pi­tal.

She told the po­lice that she had caused her own in­juries but the state­ments from her son and the neigh­bours told a dif­fer­ent story.

Of­fi­cers ar­rested her hus­band for do­mes­tic vi­o­lence and he was taken to the Na­tional Po­lice sta­tion, where an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the in­ci­dent was launched.

The vic­tim was found locked in a cup­board

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