THE British man who plunged a knife into his girlfriend’s back before stealing the neighbour’s car and fleeing to Benidorm has accepted nine years jail time at the Provincial Court of Alicante.

The man stabbed his ex-girlfriend in the back while she was beautifying herself in the bathroom of her Pinar de Campoamor home, in Orihuela Costa, on 13 June, 2017.

The man, 53 at the time, had become enraged with jealousy after his ex-girlfriend requested he give her ‘time to think’.

The convict has today been named to the Olive Press as David Grundy, from Bolton, by a spokesperson for the Provincial Court of Alicante.

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ON TRIAL: Grundy reportedly accepted a nine year sentence at the Provincial Court of Alicante

Court papers revealed how, in a rage, Grundy tried to kiss his former girlfriend of four months and force a conversation.

When she refused, he took a kitchen knife and stabbed her while she prepared for an early morning visit to the dentist.

Grundy threw the woman, 42 at the time, to the floor before stealing a neighbour’s car and fleeing to Benidorm, a 45-minute drive away.

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GOTCHA: Grundy was arrested in his car in Benidorm after a five-day manhunt

Meanwhile his ex-girlfriend managed to crawl to the garden, where her mother and daughter were waiting for her.

Just after 9am, she was rushed to hospital with the knife still in her lumbar region.

An international arrest warrant was issued for Grundy, a gardener and taxi driver, before he was spotted in a Benidorm pub five days later, on Sunday 18 June.

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MANHUNT: Grundy was unceremoniously brought to justice on a Benidorm pavement in June 2017

Police arrested the shirtless and sunburnt Grundy in the stolen car, where he had been sleeping to avoid being spotted.

They took him to Orihuela’s specialist Court of Violence Against Women, after which he remained in custody until this week prosecutors demanded 14 years in prison for attempted murder.

Grundy accepted nine years jail time on Thursday, according to local reports.

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