THE 32-year-old woman stabbed in the stomach in the Port of Pollensa yesterday is stable and out of danger.
Meanwhile, the woman's ex-husband, the alleged attacker, is in custody in Inca.
The woman was taken to hospital after being stabbed on Wednesday morning, a few hours before politicians led a demonstration against the ongoing problem of domestic violence in Spain. The protest was in response to the deaths of four women across the Spanish mainland on Tuesday at the hands of their partners or ex-partners.
Guardia Civil sources said the injured woman's ex-husband, who is a well-known 33-year-old local businessman identified by police as Juan Carlos C.C., will continue to be held in custody tomorrow.
His ex-wife underwent an operation to remove her spleen after being stabbed with a kitchen knife during an argument in her home on the Calle de Gola in the Port of Pollensa.
He then walked down the stairs and left the building.
Local police who had been alerted to the incident by a neighbour who heard screams from the apartment arrested the man as he attempted to get in his car. He was taken to the station and then transferred to the Guardia Civil headquarters in Inca.
Paramedics attended the injured woman in the flat before she was taken to the hospital in Inca.
The suspect, who had never been brought to the attention of police for domestic violence and had no barring order against him, is thought to have been suffering psychological problems and would not accept the couple's separation.
It is believed he was particularly affected by his wife's new relationship.
The couple have two children.