National Police. (Europa Press/Archive)
The Local Police of Vigo arrested an alleged 29-year-old abuser who pretended to kiss his victim, whom he was actually strangling, as reported by La Voz de Galicia. The man stopped squeezing the woman’s neck and pretended to kiss her when he saw a 092 patrol arrive. The events occurred near the municipality’s Plaza de Portugal last Saturday at six in the morning.
Witnesses in the area alerted the police after seeing the alleged attacker struggling and hitting a woman. When the patrol arrived and searched the area, they only saw a couple kissing, although their characteristics matched the description provided by those who raised the alarm, so they decided to approach.
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When they got close, they saw that the young man was grabbing the woman by the neck, and he only let her go and pretended to kiss her when he saw the agents. They separated them and listened to each one’s version. The woman had bleeding wounds on her upper lip and marks on her neck. Finally, the man was arrested as the alleged perpetrator of a crime of gender violence.
Some 50 women have been murdered at the hands of their partners or ex-partners so far this year. The last case to be confirmed is that of a 41-year-old woman allegedly murdered by her partner on September 28 in the province of Toledo. The victim had two minor children and there were previous complaints of gender violence against the alleged aggressor, as reported by the Ministry of Equality in a statement. This is 16 more fatalities than in the same period last year. The total number of women victims of gender violence amounts to 1,234 since 2003.
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016 assists all victims of sexist violence 24 hours a day and in 52 different languages, as does the email firstname.lastname@example.org. Attention is also provided through WhatsApp through the number 600000016, and minors can contact the ANAR Foundation telephone number 900 20 20 10.
In an emergency situation, you can call 112 or the National Police (091) and Civil Guard (062) telephone numbers, and if it is impossible to make a call, you can use the ALERTCOPS application, from the that an alert signal is sent to the Police with geolocation.