Briton bailed over Tenerife death

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A British man has been bailed in Tenerife as investigations continue into the violent death of his child's mother.

Leighton Richardson was arrested on Christmas Eve after his ex-girlfriend, Lisa McConway, 28, was found at her flat in the holiday resort of Playa de las Americas.



Miss McConway, from Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland, was taken to hospital but died shortly afterwards.



Sources confirmed that Richardson, 29, from Mold, north Wales, was arrested, taken before a court and bailed.



He has been ordered to report daily to the south coast court at Arona, where the judge in charge of the case is based.



Before granting "provisional liberty" - the Spanish term for bail - the judge studied police reports of the investigation.



The North Wales Daily Post reported that a post-mortem examination showed Miss McConway could have died from a beating or a fall.



Although her injuries were consistent with an attack, she suffered from a blood-clotting condition which could cause extensive bruising if she fell, it was reported.



A Foreign Office spokesman confirmed that a British national had been arrested in Tenerife.



Miss McConway moved to Tenerife in 2001 and did not intend to stay.



She and Richardson had a son, Shea, aged three, who was living with his mother.

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