A British tourist has been arrested in Tenerife on suspicion of throwing his girlfriend to her death from their high-rise holiday apartment.The 25-year-old woman, also believed to be British, died instantly after plunging from the 12th floor of the building in the south of the island in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Local reports said her partner was detained after detectives viewed footage on CCTV cameras and saw her being kicked and punched moments before they entered their flat. They were on holiday with their five-year-old daughter as well as the suspect’s dad and his partner.
The older couple were staying in a neighbouring apartment, although the dad’s partner is believed to have been in the bathroom of the flat where the death occurred when it happened around 2am yesterday. The woman is understood to have fallen onto a lawn below the apartments.
Her body was found by a security guard who was alerted by her partner and his dad. Paramedics could do nothing to save her when they arrived. Sources close to the case said they believed at this stage the possibility the woman took her own life were “minimal.” The dead woman, who has not been named, is believed to have jetted to the island last month with her partner and child.