BREAKING UPDATE: More information emerges after woman stabbed to death in Bilbao’s San Francisco neighbourhood

MORE information has emerged after a woman was found stabbed to death in a bar in the San Francisco neighbourhood of Spain’s Bilbao.

UPDATE 12.42 pm (December 28) – The body of the murdered woman was discovered at a bar in the San Francisco neighbourhood in Bilbao at around 9 am on Wednesday, December 28, after she was reportedly stabbed to death by her husband.

The man allegedly stabbed the woman overnight in the Taberna Hilargi, which they both ran.

According to local media reports, the man turned himself in to police after leaving the woman to die from her injuries inside of the bar while he went home.

Earlier it was reported that the man and the woman were husband and wife, however, the Security Department of the Basque Government have since specified that their relationship is unknown.

Spanish media outlet EFE reported that the man is 44 years old and that the deceased woman was 45.

Sources told the news outlet that one of the neighbourhood associations in Bilbao’s San Francisco had received several complaints about the establishment due to noise problems and frequent fights among its customers.


ORIGNAL 10.57 am (December 28) – A woman has been murdered on Wednesday, December 28 reportedly by her husband at a bar in the San Francisco neighbourhood of Spain’s Bilbao.

According to initial reports, a man has been arrested in Spain’s Bilbao after murdering his wife in the San Francisco neighbourhood.

The incident took place on the morning of December 28 in a bar located at number 53 San Francisco street in the Biscayan capital.

The man reportedly stabbed his wife to death.

He was subsequently arrested by the Municipal Police and an investigation into the incident has been launched.

The news comes after the body of a 60-year-old woman was found in the San Esteban neighbourhood of León, which had reportedly been there for 48 hours following what was described as a ‘violent death.’

Spain’s National Police are currently investigating the violent death of the woman who was found in her home late in the afternoon of December 26.

Following initial investigations, police have made one arrest, however, officers are still looking into the death.

More to follow…


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