BREAKING UPDATE: More information emerges after 22-year-old woman plunges to her death in Alicante’s Benidorm

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MORE information has emerged after a 22-year-old man was arrested in connection with the death of a woman, believed to be his partner, who fell from a building in Benidorm (Alicante).

UPDATE 3.51 pm (December 29) – Spain’s National Police arrested the man after a 22-year-old woman fell from a sixth floor in Alicante’s Benidorm and died. Now more information has emerged.

The woman died at around 5 am after reportedly falling from the balcony of a sixth-floor property on Denmark Street, in the Benidorm neighbourhood of Els Tolls, which is located near a local police station.

According to Spanish news outlet Informacion, the man reportedly called the police after claiming that the young woman had tried to climb from the bedroom window to the balcony when she fell to her death.

However, further information gathered by the media outlet suggested that police officers had already been at the property around 45 minutes prior to the tragic incident after neighbours called them to report an argument between the couple.

Sources claim that the couple continued to argue prior to the incident, however, the Spanish man reportedly told police that the couple’s arguing did not escalate.

Police are still investigating whether or not the young Spanish woman’s death was an accident.

Neighbours reportedly told the news outlet that the young man seemed “very calm” when being led away by police having denied throwing her from the property. They reportedly said however that he admitted to them arguing.

The body of the young woman was found in the urbanisation’s garden area.


ORIGINAL 12.39 pm (December 29) – A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman, believed to be his partner, who fell from a building in Benidorm (Alicante).

According to reports on Thursday, December 29, Spain’s National Police arrested the man after a 22-year-old woman fell from a sixth floor in Alicante’s Benidorm and died.

Sources for Spanish news outlet EFE noted that the man was being held on the suspicion of murder and had not been charged, as police try to determine the exact nature of the crime.

The incident occurred in the early hours of December 29 and comes after the man and woman had reportedly been arguing, as reported by Cope.

Fernando Grande-Marlaska, Spain’s Minister of the Interior, said that the incident is being “investigated as a new case of gender violence” as the man and woman were within the same property at the time of the incident.

The horrific news comes after it was reported that a 34-year-old woman, believed to have been nine months pregnant, was allegedly killed by her ex-partner in Toledo’s Escalona (Madrid) on Wednesday, December 28.

A 52-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the murder.


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