Thursday, August 29, 2019

15-year-old British boy stabs his parents in front of a crowd then throws himself down

A 15-year-old British boy stabbed his parents in front of shocked tourists and then threw himself down a 50ft ravine on Tenerife last night.

Police said it was a very violent knife attack which left tourists stunned in the crowded bars and restaurants of Costa Adeje.

Paramedics rushed to the scene and the boy's mother was taken to a nearby A&E while his father was transferred to the University Hospital on the other side of the island.

The teenager is said to be in a very serious condition at another hospital. He has not been formally detained but is being guarded by agents of the National Police.

At this stage, it is being treated as a case of family domestic violence and the mental state of the teenager is believed to have contributed.