A man from Santa Ursula in the north of the island is still in a serious condition in hospital after trying to kill himself seconds after he shot his wife to death with a legally-held shotgun.

The murder, which has shocked the community in the town, prompted dozens of women to take to the streets in front of the local town hall to protest at the incident.

Since the new domestic violence law was passed in Spain, six women have died at the hands of their husbands or partners and a further five in Gran Canaria.