Nicola Anne Walker Houghton, a 42 year old British woman, is said to be seriously ill, but in a stable condition, in Torrevieja Hospital, after being stabbed by her 53 year old partner in Campoamor on Tuesday morning.

David James Grundy

According to the Europa Press the woman was found lying in a pool of blood just after 9am on Wednesday morning by her daughter with a knife protruding from her back. The paramedics were quickly on the scene after which she was transferred to Torrevieja Hospital in a serious condition where she underwent emergency surgery.

Sources say that the partner, David Grundy, a taxi driver by profession, is currently being sought by the Civil Guard in the south of Alicante province .

They add that everything points to a case of domestic violence.