Minute of silence in Benidorm after the murder of a woman in Elche
Benidorm has observed a minute of silence at the gates of the City Hall in memory of the latest victim of sexist violence in Spain, a woman murdered in the city of Elche. The first deputy mayor, Ana Pellicer, and the councilor for Equality, Ángela Zaragozí, have led the rally along with representatives of the different municipal political groups and public workers, to show their rejection of what happened.
On this occasion, the victim was a 47-year-old woman, murdered by her husband in a garage where he was waiting for her to commit aggression. The woman had started ten days before the separation proceedings of her partner and father of their children, and for three days they had not shared the same house. The man, in his fifties and of Spanish nationality, was arrested after confessing the facts.
The Department of Equality reminds women who may be facing a case of abuse, who can go to the municipal services or use the toll-free number 016 against gender violence. The call is not reflected in the telephone bill, but it is advisable to delete it from the list of calls from mobile phones.