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Call to denounce domestic violence 

An appeal is being made to anyone who suspects domestic violence to report it immediately to the authorities.

Spain’s Minister of Health, Social Services and Equality, Ana Mato made the plea after expressing her strong condemnation of the latest murder in Malaga. A young mother of 24 was killed and her ex-partner was arrested.

The murder brings the death toll of women through domestic violence to 31 so far this year and at least ten had submitted pre-complaints of ill-treatment.

Ana Mato called on “the whole society of Spain” to denounce this evil and said friends and families, as well as victims, had a vital role to play.

She stressed there were numerous avenues of help available and a freephone of 016 which was confidential.