23 Oct, 2023 @ 16:00
1 min read

Man, 37, ‘douses girlfriend in petrol and tries to set her on fire’ in Estepona

Vista General Ciudad Estepona 1477362874 123181987 667x375
Mafia are favouring Estepona in recent months, police sources say

A TERRIFIED mother and her daughter narrowly escaped a horrific death after her partner doused them with petrol and attempted to set them alight on the Costa del Sol.

The partner, 37, viciously assaulted the woman in front of her daughter in Estepona after she told him she was leaving him. 

He then took a canister of petrol and began to pour it over the woman and the child. He then dumped the rest of the petrol around the house.

Then, with the pair covered in petrol inside the highly flammable house, the man lit a cigarette.

Miraculously, as the flame took hold, the mother managed to escape with her daughter before they were consumed in the fire.

Neighbours quickly came to their aid and called the police, who arrived and arrested the man.

The suspect, who had a history of domestic violence, has been remanded in custody while he awaits trial.

The mother and daughter have been relocated to a shelter.

READ MORE:

Walter Finch

Walter - or Walt to most people - is a former and sometimes still photographer and filmmaker who likes to dig under the surface.
A NCTJ-trained journalist, he came to the Costa del Sol - Gibraltar hotspot from the Daily Mail in 2022 to report on organised crime, corruption, financial fraud and a little bit of whatever is going on.
Got a story? walter@theolivepress.es
@waltfinc

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Royal Gib Police
Previous Story

Gibraltar police officer, 42, arrested for contacting under-age child about sex after UK and Spain probe

Man is killed when car overturns amid 100km/hr winds in Spain's Andalucia: Six others are injured after emergency services received 2,000 incident reports
Next Story

Man is killed when car overturns amid 100km/hr winds in Spain’s Andalucia: Six others are injured after emergency services received 2,000 incident reports

Latest from Andalucia

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press

Benidorm brothel that exploited women round-the-clock is raided by police with four victims rescued

Benidorm brothel exploited vulnerable women round-the-clock with four victims rescued by police

FOUR women have been rescued by the Policia Nacional in
Spain's top supermarket Mercadona announces €150m in food price cuts including olive oil

Spain’s top supermarket Mercadona announces €150m in food price cuts including olive oil

SPAIN’S leading supermarket in terms of market share- Mercadona- says