Woman arrested for stabbing neighbour in the arm in San Javier

The attacker climbed over a wall of the house, apparently to steal, and the owner tried to stop her by throwing water at her with a hose.

Officers of the Local Police of San Javier yesterday arrested a 44 year old woman, a resident of San Javier and of North African origin, for stabbing the owner of a house in the district of Santiago de la Ribera, which she entered to steal, in the arm.

The 112 emergency coordination centre received a call at two o’clock yesterday morning that a man had been injured with a knife in his house on Avenida Academia General del Aire. The emergency service mobilised an ambulance with medical personnel to go to the indicated location and alerted the Local Police of the alleged assault. A patrol went to the house, and on arrival the officers observed a woman sitting in a chair in the courtyard of the property. From the outside, the officers also saw that inside the house there was another woman and a man, the latter with a bloodstained towel wrapped around his arm.

Once inside the house, the man explained that he had surprised the woman sitting outside in the courtyard by climbing over the wall surrounding the house, unaware of the intentions of the break-in. To prevent her from gaining access to his property, the man grabbed a hose and sprayed her with water. At that point, she pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the arm. She then disposed of the knife by throwing it into a street. On inspection of the scene, local police officers found the knife a few metres from the house, next to a parked car. The alleged aggressor, who answers to the initials F. E. H., was also recognised as the person who shortly before the aggression had been involved in an altercation in a bar in the area. Finally, she was arrested and taken to the Guardia Civil, where she was awaiting trial.

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