Gender violence victim flees brutal beating through window in Basque Country

A WOMAN escaped from a brutal beating at the hands of her partner by clambouring through a window and lowering herself down onto the street at her home in Basauri in the Basque Country, Spanish media reported.

The 20-year victim claimed she feared for her life and saw the window as her only way out, Spanish press said.

She suffered bruising and injuries to her face and neck when her boyfriend reportedly set upon her, punching her and grabbing her round the neck after arriving home drunk.

Basque police detained her 30-year partner of the last year on suspicion of gender based violence. The victim has meanwhile requested a restraining order against him.

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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