UK woman stabbed in Spain by intruder

Published:  27 Apr at 6 PM
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As reported by the Telegraph, A UK expat living in Spain was hospitalised after an intruder stabbed her in her home, say local reports. The 53-year-old female, who has been unnamed, was taken to hospital in a rush, according to Spain’s news agency EFE.

The woman was allegedly stabbed in the belly with a kitchen knife at her home close to the town of Pinoso, Alicante, during what is believed to be an attempted robbery. The victim, who was alone during this time, was able to call emergency services and was soon taken to a hospital nearby, where she had surgery. She is now believed to be stable.

The mountainous Pinoso region, which is on the Alicante/Murcia front, has become more and more popular with overseas buyers during recent years, with an expanding British community.

Many foreign residents decided to live in isolated countryside homes, which make them quite “easy targets” for criminal activity. In 2007, a UK pensioner named Janette Grocutt in the Paredón hamlet, a few miles away from Pinoso, was raped and then murdered in her home. The attacker, a Belgian man, was given 38 years in prison.

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