Two police officers punished over British tourist suicide in Benidorm cell

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Antony Abbott took his life within an hour of being placed in a Benidorm prison cell

TWO police officers have been punished over the suicide of a British tourist in a Benidorm cell.

They have been suspended for five days without pay after 36-year-old Antony Abbott from Bolton died within an hour of his arrest in October 2015.

The supermarket employee was arrested after he got into a fight with his partner and mother of his two children Catherine Corless.

An investigation revealed Abbott took his own life during an unsupervised 18 minutes when a policeman left his post without permission, leading to a coroner describing the death as ‘negligence’.

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