Boy, 15, stabs both parents and throws himself into ravine in Tenerife

A British boy aged 15 stabbed his parents in Tenerife in front of shocked tourists and then threw himself into a ravine.

The teenager is in a serious condition in hospital after the fall which was equivalent of five-storeys high.

His mother and father, who are also British, remain in hospital after suffering knife wounds.

The attack happened in Costa Adeje near the bus station in Playa de las Americas.

Dozens of holidaymakers and local residents were in the busy tourist area at the time.

The family are residents in Tenerife and not on holiday.

Police have launched an investigation into the stabbing.

There’s a steep rocky ravine very close to the bus station and police headquarters.

The boy’s mother was taken to the El Mojón health centre, near Los Cristianos, in Arona, while the father was transferred to the University Hospital Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria in the capital Santa Cruz.

The teenager remains in hospital at Hospiten Sur in Playa de las Américas.

Due to his state of health, he has not been formally detained although he is being guarded by agents of the National Police.

Additional reporting by Rita Sobot.

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