Woman ‘beheaded’ by husband in Andalucia fighting for her life as figures reveal sexist violence has increased 20% in the region in just ONE year

LAST UPDATED: 10 Nov, 2017 @ 16:20

A WOMAN who suffered an attempted ‘beheading’ by her husband last week is still fighting for her life in hospital. 

The 30-year-old was attacked by her other half in Almeria last Sunday.

He managed to kill himself before police arrived but amazingly she survived despite deep cuts to the back of her neck.

It comes as new figures today have revealed a shocking 21.6% rise in violent attacks against women in Andalucia.

The region has seen 17,614 complaints of violence so far this year, compared to 14,481 over the same period last year.

Authorities say the rise in figures is partly due to women coming forward more often.

Between January and June of this year, 4,311 requests have been registered by the victims for protection, of which 3,236 (75.6%) have been granted.

Another 1,041 have been denied, while 34 of them have not been accepted.

In the same period last year 4,099 protective measures were requested, of which 2,802 (68.3%) were granted, 1,171 were refused and 97 were not admitted.

A €1 billion fund is set to be discussed in Spain’s Parliament to help tackle gender-based violence across Spain, of which 500 million will be allocated to the autonomous communities.







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