Man arrested over British woman’s death in Spain

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Man arrested over British woman's death in Spain

A pensioner has been arrested over the death of a British woman in Spain’s Costa Blanca.

The 76-year-old woman was found dead at a house in Orihuela Costa on Friday morning.

The Civil Guard said it was alerted to a report of alleged gender violence, resulting in the death of the woman, at around 7.40am.

The force reported a blade may have been used in the alleged attack.

The Civil Guard said: “The injuries presented may correspond to an assault with a knife.”

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An 82-year-old Norwegian man has been arrested in connection with the death and is currently in custody.

The Civil Guard added: “There is no record of previous gender violence between them.”

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