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Anthony Abbott’s Death in Benidorm Police Cell

Posted on 30th October 2015 at 2:41pm

Bolton Wife Wants The Truth From Benidorm Police Over Husbands Death.

Anthony Abbott

Police in Benidorm have claimed a British dad from Bolton killed himself in custody after being arrested for beating his partner.

However, there are many unanswered questions, and the Spanish police have not been very forthcoming with the answers.

The Incident

Antony Abbott, 36, from Bolton, was on holiday with his partner of nine years and their two children when he was arrested.

Police claimed they were called to the Palm Beach Hotel in Benidorm after the partner of Antony claimed he beat her up. 45 minutes later at 2 am last Friday he was found dead in his cell.

Police have said he hanged himself, but his partner is not convinced.

His partner of nine years Catherine Corless, 28, claimed he was arrested for being rowdy, but a spokesman for Alicante police denied this. They have claimed his partner reported an assault to them, and he was arrested regarding the allegation.

A spokesman told the Telegraph: “It was his wife who reported him for abusing her.

“She alerted the hotel’s security guards who detained the man.

“He hit her in front of witnesses in the hotel.”

According to Alicante police, Miss Corless was examined, and a medical record made after she reported the assault.

She was informed of his death when police visited her hotel. When she went to view the body, Catherine said he was full of bruises.

Alicante Police

A spokesman for Alicante police said: “A court coroner came to inspect the body and ruled out the involvement of any third party in the death. An autopsy was carried out and the results sent to the judge. We don’t expect any further investigation will be needed.”

Miss Corless

Catherine has said she wants answers into what happened and wants to know why he died in custody 15 minutes after being arrested. A source close to Catherine has said it simply doesn’t make sense.

According to Catherine, the last words her partner said to her was “I’m sorry, I will see you soon, I love you”. She has said that these are not the words of someone who had nothing to live for.

She is now asking her MP to look into the matter after failing to get any answers from the Spanish police.

UK Foreign Office

A spokesman from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: “We are in contact with local authorities and are providing support to the family of a British national who died in Benidorm on October 23”.
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