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Estepona fatal stabbing suspect extradited from UK to Spain

The suspect is now in the hands of Spain’s National Police.
The suspect is now in the hands of Spain’s National Police. / POLICIA NACIONAL
  • The man, arrested in Leeds, has been sent back to Spain to face the courts in connection with the death of the 19-year-old victim, Ulrich

The suspect wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of a young man in Estepona last November is back in the hands of the Spanish authorities.

The 21-year-old man had fled to the UK after 19-year-old victim, Ulrich, was stabbed through the heart by a car driver after a traffic incident.

The courts in Estepona issued an international arrest warrant and the British authorities arrested the man in December, when he was travelling on the A-58, near Leeds in Yorkshire.

And now he has arrived back in Spain to face the courts after being extradited from the UK.

The events that led to his arrest took place on 18 November in the vicinity of the Diana shopping centre in Estepona. At around 2.30pm, a traffic incident took place between the victim and his alleged assailant as reported by the National Police.

The investigation determined that Ulrich, who lived in an apartment in the Las Acacias complex with his parents and two brothers, was out walking.

When he was going to cross a pedestrian crossing, he was almost run over by the white Mercedes that the suspect was driving. The latter had to brake sharply.

Apparently, the driver left the scene in his car at first, before returning a few minutes later.

The National Police said that the man got out of the vehicle and stabbed the victim, without saying a word, in the heart, which caused his almost immediate death.

Escape to the UK

After the driver fled the scene, the only lead police had was the suspect’s white Mercedes with a British number plate, which was found when a transport company was preparing to move it from Spain to England.

Police then put a name to the alleged killer. In addition, they found that he had managed to leave the country and take refuge in England.

The National Police force has highlighted the importance of international cooperation in this operation. In the investigation, they had the help of British police authorities stationed on the Costa del Sol.