Off-duty cop in custody after a colleague and his young daughter were both stabbed in street attack in Spain

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An off-duty police officer and his young daughter were both stabbed in a street attack in Huesca, and the father’s colleague has been arrested in connection with the assault.

BOTH victims remain in San Jorge Hospital, while National Police have arrested the alleged attacker, a Guardia Civil colleague of the older victim.

The officer and his daughter are both said to be in a stable condition, while the father’s injuries are described as serious.

According to police and City Hall sources, the attack occurred at 8.30pm in Avenida Martinez de Velasco Avenue in the centre of the city.

When Local Police arrived at the scene, several passers-by had restrained the assailant.

National Police arrested the suspect and investigations are continuing into the circumstances surrounding the attack.

Police confirmed both victims sustained stab wounds.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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