A British pensioner was arrested in Spain on suspicion of stabbing his wife to death
The 79-year-old victim is also British.
Ambulance workers took the suspect, aged 86, away by ambulance after he reportedly tried to harm himself. His injuries are thought to be superficial.
The incident is thought to have happened around 8.30am this morning.
They hadn’t been living here long
The couple lived at the retirement home, called Orpea El Campello, which is understood to function as a day centre as well as an OAP residence.
A worker confirmed the victim was British and her husband had been arrested.
She said: “They hadn’t been living here long.”
The pair lived at a retirement home in El Campello in Costa Blanca
Managers at the centre were this morning said to be a meeting with police who are investigating.
A spokesman for the local Civil Guard confirmed: “The Civil Guard is investigating the death of a woman aged 79 who was allegedly attacked by her 86-year-old husband with a bladed weapon.
“It happened around 9am this morning.
“The couple were living at a retirement home in the Muchavista Beach area of El Campello.
The man required medical treatment but the Civil Guard said injuries were not thought to be serious
The retirement home Orpea El Campello is both a day centre as well as an OAP residence
“The man required medical treatment for injuries which are not thought to be serious.”
A source close to the inquiry said: “The injuries were self-inflicted and are superficial.”
El Campello is a holiday resort lying between Alicante and Benidorm on the Costa Blanca.
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