Man jailed for trying to strangle ex-partner with a bed sheet

  • The man had no previous record of gender violence

A 44-year-old Spanish man has been jailed for allegedly trying to strangle his former partner to whom he paid a surprise visit, alongside her son, in her home in Malaga on 29 January.

The man, who has no previous record of gender violence, allegedly wrapped a bed sheet around her neck until she was unconscious while her son did nothing to intervene - for which he was also arrested.

The man and her son is then understood to also have stolen 1,000 euros in cash, credit cards and mobile phones before leaving the property.