British woman 'strangled to death with phone charger' in Mallorca

Police have arrested the woman's expat husband

Peter Apps
Saturday 23 January 2016 21:25
File image: The island of Mallorca is popular with British expats
File image: The island of Mallorca is popular with British expats

A British woman has allegedly been strangled to death with a phone charger in Spain.

Lisa Jane Lyttle has been named in local media reports as the woman found dead at her home in Costa de la Calma, Mallorca. Her husband, Warren Lyttle, 50, has reportedly been arrested for murder.

Paramedics rushed to the scene to try and resuscitate Ms Lyttle, 49, who was found in cardiac arrest with bruising on her neck.

A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office said: "Following the death of a British national in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, we are in contact with the local authorities and are providing support to the family at this difficult time."

A man, who is currently being held in custody will appear before magistrates on Sunday or Monday.

A spokesman for the Guardia Civil, told The Sun: “A British man who is resident in Majorca phoned the emergency services around 3.20am.

“The victim was strangled with a telephone cord during a row.

“Her husband is being held at a Civil Guard station and will be handed over to a judge tomorrow (Sunday) or on Monday.”

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