Minister deplores latest murder
Spain’s Minister of Equality and Health, Ana Mato has called on people to report any suspicions of domestic violence after denouncing the latest murder.
The latest victim was a 39-year-old Romanian woman , believed to have been killed by her boyfriend in Madrid.
So far this year, 39 women have died at the hands of their past or current partners. Of these, eleven had previously filed a formal complaint to police.
Ana Mato said early reporting of incidents was the key and this could be either by the woman herself or her family or friends.
She has reminded people that Spain has numerous resources to help victims, includng a free telephone line of 016.