A man has been arrested minutes before 5:00 p.m. this Friday as the alleged perpetrator of the murder of a 34-year-old woman with a knife. The events occurred in the early afternoon in the heart of Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This has been confirmed by police sources to this newspaper. The man, add these same sources, was located inside a building almost an hour after the events. Police and Government Delegation in the Canary Islands emphasize that no hypothesis is ruled out, among them that it is a case of gender violence. The Efe agency reports that police sources have confirmed that the crime was allegedly perpetrated by the victim’s ex-partner. For its part, the Government Delegation for Gender Violence communicates on its social networks that they are collecting data on the murder for alleged gender violence.
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The victim was stabbed several times in the extension of Ramón y Cajal street, very close to the Children’s Hospital. If it is confirmed that it is a case of gender violence, in total There are 1,155 women murdered throughout Spain by their partners or ex-partners. If this case is confirmed, there would be 1,156 murdered by this violence, 26 so far this year. In the Canary Islands, there are a total of 99 since its regional law includes sexist violence as violence exercised outside these two areas.
The Emergency and Security Coordination Center 112 has indicated that the victim of this attack was transferred in a serious condition in a medicalized ambulance to the Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de La Candelaria.
According to the CECOES, the first care was provided by a doctor and a nurse from the Doctor Guigou Health Center. Upon arrival, the staff of the Canary Islands Emergency Service (SUC), with the collaboration of the doctor and nurse, performed health care on the wound, which was then transferred to the hospital.
Agents from the Local Police of Santa Cruz de Tenerife have also attended, who have proceeded to close the street. Meanwhile, the National Police has taken charge of the investigation of the case.
Telephone numbers 016 and the Emergency number 112 can help victims. You can alert these phones in case you witness a case.
Called a meeting
The City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has called for this Saturday at 10:00 a.m. a rally in rejection of the murder of a 34-year-old woman in the heart of the city. The mayor, José Manuel Bermúdez, has announced that he will be accompanied by councilors and councilors of the municipal corporation. The concentration will take place at the gates of the consistory.
The consistory highlights in a statement that, according to all indications, it seems to be a new case of sexist murder.
“From the strongest condemnation, all the members of this local Corporation join the pain of their family and friends, in the conviction that this social scourge that hits the entire chicharrera society again can only be eradicated with the firm will of each and everyone in the fight for equality, freedom and respect for democracy”, emphasizes the institution in a statement.
For its part, the Gran Canaria feminist network has already announced that it is preparing a rally on the island.