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The awning which broke the young woman's fall. SUR
Teenager survives balcony jump after being chased by axe-wielding former boyfriend in Torremolinos

Teenager survives balcony jump after being chased by axe-wielding former boyfriend in Torremolinos

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The 17-year-old was injured, although an awning helped break her fall, while her ex-partner is in hospital custody after he slashed his own neck with a knife

Juan Cano

Malaga

Wednesday, 29 March 2023, 12:54

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A 17-year-old young woman is admitted to Malaga's Hospital Clínico after jumping from the first floor of a Torremolinos building to escape from her ex-boyfriend after he allegedly assaulted her with an axe. The victim suffered injuries, although an awning helped break her fall.

The incident happened at around 3pm on Tuesday 28 March. The 112 Andalucía emergency services coordination centre received a call that a young woman had fallen from a balcony in Calle Vicente Blanch Picot in Torremolinos. She was treated at the scene and taken to hospital.

National and Local Police officers went to the scene where they located the alleged perpetrator of the assault, a 21-year-old man, who was hiding in a storeroom. He slashed his neck with a knife before being arrested.

The storage room where the young woman's ex-boyfriend hid before being arrested.
The storage room where the young woman's ex-boyfriend hid before being arrested. SUR

The young man is in police custody at the Regional Hospital in Malaga, where he was taken for treatment to his neck wound. Sources close to the case said that he has a restraining order against approaching his ex-girlfriend.

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