A court in Alicante has last week found expat David Grundy guilty of attempted murder, having stabbed his ex-girlfriend following an altercation in their Campoamor home two years ago. His is now set to do nine years behind bars in a Spanish jail.
Evidence said that stabbed his former partner in the back following a heated argument and then fled the scene leaving her for dead. She was found lying in a pool of blood by her daughter later in the day with a knife embedded in her back. Paramedics rushed the victim to hospital, where she underwent an operation to have the weapon removed.
After an international arrest warrant was put out for Grundy the 53 year old was subsequently arrested in the Rincon de Loix district of Benidorm after he went on the run. He was found with almost 5,000 euro in his pocket with which it is thought he was preparing to flee the country.
Police eventually caught up with him when he returned to a car parked outside the Aparthotel Bermudas in the Rincon de Loix district.