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Young Swedish woman murdered in Spain

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14:07 CEST+02:00
A 20 year-old Swedish woman was murdered on the night between Friday and Saturday, in the Spanish city Fuengirola.

Another woman has been injured.

According to Spanish newspaper Diario Sur, the police have arrested a 30 year-old man, suspected of the murder.

The man is reported to be a Spanish resident, and was staying at the same hotel as the Swedish women when the crime occurred.

Several Spanish newspapers have reported that the suspect broke into their hotel room, tried to molest them sexually, and then attacked them with a large kitchen knife when the women attempted to stop him.

The man was stopped by hotel employees and other guests when attempting to flee the scene, reports Aftonbladet newspaper.

The Swedish foreign ministry (Utrikesdepartementet - UD) confirmed the information about the dead woman.

"We have received confirmation that a Swedish woman has been murdered. And we have confirmation that a Swedish woman has received minor injuries and is currently in the hospital," UD's communications manager Cecilia Julin told news agency TT.

Employees from the Swedish consulate are on their way to the hospital to meet with the injured woman.

UD are unwilling to confirm the victims' age, instead saying that the incident involves two young women of age.

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