A Spanish man has been stabbed to death by his ex husband who later killed himself, it has been revealed.

The Moroccan man, who has not been named, stabbed his 34 year old ex husband on Tuesday on the doorstep of his home in the village of Adra, Almeria. The couple had separated two months ago.

The victim was stabbed at least once to the neck, and died after being rushed to hospital.

Later that day, the body of the killer was found lying on nearby waste ground.

Socialist Secretary for Social Movement, Pedro Zerolo, called the killing ‘tremendous and very sad’ news, and said that same-sex couples were also vulnerable to domestic violence. He said more education was needed to fight all forms of violence.

Spain became the third European country after the Netherlands and Belgium to legalise same-sex marriage in 2005.

Norway legalised same-sex marriage in 2008 and Sweden is due to follow suit from May 1st.