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Irish man arrested in connection of the murder of Irish woman in Spain

An Irishman has been arrested in Spain, charged with murdering an Irish woman, and is due to appear before a judge there later today, reports RTE.

The body of a 36-year-old woman was found last night in the corridor of a hotel in Salou, south of Barcelona.

Spanish police said they were questioning a 30-year-old man who was detained at a local police station.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and An Garda Síochána said they were aware of the incident.

Spanish police said they were called to the Magnolia Hotel in Salou, Costa Dorada, around 9.30pm Sunday night.

When they arrived, they found a woman in the hotel corridor with fatal injuries, reports RTE.

Police said she appeared to have been strangled with a rope.

The man who was next to him at the time sustained injuries to his hand and wrist, which police believe were caused by broken glass.

He was detained and taken to hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

It turns out that he is also Irish, and he participates in the hunt.

He is being held and questioned at the police station and will appear in court this afternoon.

Staff at the four-star adult hotel declined to comment.

A spokeswoman for the regional government’s equality department said they were working with City Hall and “making their services available to the family and close friends of the victim who need maximum privacy at these difficult moments”, reports RTE.

A minute’s silence will be observed at Salo City Hall this evening.

In a statement, the gardaí said the alleged incident involving Irish nationals was being investigated by Spanish authorities and had no further comment.

Meanwhile, Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin said the Irishwoman’s death in Spain was “very shocking news”, reports RTE.

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