By Cathy Elelman • 07 January 2020 • 12:13
INVESTIGATION: Police have yet to make an arrest
POLICE have identified a man in his thirties suspected of brutally attacking a young woman on her doorstep in Almeria city early on New Year’s Day morning from fingerprints left on the spray the victim used to try and defend herself, according to a Spanish media report.
There is still no arrest in connection with the case.
Police officers found the 20-year old victim lying unconscious on the ground after a witness alerted the emergency services to what they took for a violent robbery on Calle Antonio Gala in the Oliveros district.
The attack victim suffered serious injuries and was in intensive care in the Torrecardenas hospital for five days. She has now been moved to an ordinary ward.
Investigators have reportedly not ruled out the possibility the attack was an attempted sexual assault or a case of gender-based violence, although the victim is not believed to be currently in a relationship.
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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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