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'Husband' held in Spain after British woman strangled

A man has been arrested in Spain after a British woman died after apparently being strangled with a cable.

Emergency services on the Balearic Island of Mallorca were called to attend the woman but were unable to save her life.

The resort island's urgent medical care service said it received a call at 3.20am on Saturday from a man who said he had killed his wife in the western town of Costa de la Calma.

Local police and ambulance services found a 49-year-old British woman in cardiac arrest with bruising on her neck, but were unable to resuscitate her.

The news agency Europa Press said police began an investigation and arrested a man of British nationality.

The detainee will be held in custody before appearing in court on Sunday or Monday.

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