By Cathy Elelman • 03 January 2020 • 13:35
INVESTIGATION: Police have not ruled out the attack was a case of gender-based violence
A BRUTAL attack and a possible attempted sexual assault left a young woman in a coma in Almeria.
Police officers found the victim unconscious in a residential block in the Oliveros neighbourhood of the provincial capital just before 9am on New Year’s Day after someone alerted the 112 emergency line.
The attack victim had suffered serious injuries and was rushed to the Torrecardenas hospital intensive care unit.
The police have opened an investigation to try and identify the attacker or attackers.
Investigators are searching for the individual who called 112 and any other witnesses, and are studying footage from security cameras in the area.
The authorities have reportedly not ruled out any hypothesis, including the possibility the attack was a case of gender-based violence.
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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.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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