3 Apr, 2024 @ 10:40
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Boy, 5, is stabbed to death in Spain: Mother is taken to hospital while a man is arrested

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Agents of the Mossos d'Esquadra during a protest against the visit of King Felipe VI of Spain to Catalonia, in Barcelona, Spain on October 9, 2020. (Photo by Iranzu Larrasoana Oneca/NurPhoto)

POLICE in Catalunya have arrested a man alleged to have stabbed his son and wife in a brutal domestic violence incident in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The knife attack occurred at 5am this morning in an apartment in Bellcaire d’Empodra, Girona, leaving a five-year-old boy dead and a 30-year-old woman fighting for her life in hospital with serious injuries.

The mother of the boy, and wife of the presumed attacker, is being treated at Trueta de Girona hospital after alerting neighbours who then called the police.

The attack is the second incident of deadly gender violence – ‘machista’ – to have happened in Catalunya this week. Credit: Cordon Press

Officers from the Mossos d’Esquadra were desperately searching for the unnamed suspect who fled the scene shortly after police were called.

He has since been arrested.

Police are treating the case as another episode of ‘machista’ violence – the term is often used to describe incidents where women are attacked by male partners.

In 2022, 49 Spanish women were murdered by their partner or ex-partner, according to official figures. 

The incident in Girona comes just two days after a man was arrested in Amposta, Tarragona, after killing his ex-partner and then dismembering their body in a vicious attack.


Ben Pawlowski

Ben joined the Olive Press in January 2024 after a four-month stint teaching English in Paraguay. He loves the adrenaline rush of a breaking news story and the tireless work required to uncover an eye-opening exclusive. He is currently based in Barcelona from where he covers the city, the wider Catalunya region, and the north of Spain. Send tips to [email protected]

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