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'Husband' arrested after British woman strangled in Spain

Source: BT.com - Sat 23rd Jan 2016
'Husband' arrested after British woman strangled in Spain

A British woman has been killed in Spain after allegedly being strangled with a phone charger.

According to local reports the 49-year-old's husband was arrested on suspicion of murder after the incident in the early hours of Saturday.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Costa de la Calma, Mallorca, allegedly by a man who said he had killed his wife.

Local police and paramedics found a woman in cardiac arrest with bruising on her neck, but were unable to resuscitate her.

A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office said: "Following the death of a British national in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, we are in contact with the local authorities and are providing support to the family at this difficult time."

The man who was arrested at scene is due to appear in court on either Sunday or Monday.

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