British dad stabbed to death during bungled burglary in Tenerife after moving there for a fresh start

Andrew 'Ed' Walch was killed in Tenerife in May 2021. Picture: FacebookAndrew 'Ed' Walch was killed in Tenerife in May 2021. Picture: Facebook
Andrew 'Ed' Walch was killed in Tenerife in May 2021. Picture: Facebook | (Credit: Facebook)
A British dad was stabbed to death during a suspected burglary in an holiday apartment in Tenerife.

A recent inquest to look into the death of Andrew Ashley Alexandre Walch, who died on May 6 2021 at an apartment in Urbanizaction Island Village, Adeje, Tenerife. 

The 31-year-old, who was also known as Ed, is understood to have been stabbed during a suspected burglary at the Island Village complex, near Playa de las Americas, on a Thursday night back in 2021.

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A police report sent to a court in Arona at the time of his death stated that Andrew had gone to the apartment "with the intention of stealing drugs or money that could be inside" and sources had confirmed the dead man was known to police in Tenerife.

Five people were arrested and questioned over the former Christ the King High School pupil’s death but three years on, there have still been no charges brought against anyone.

Andrew 'Ed' Walch (Credit: Facebook) died in May 2021.Andrew 'Ed' Walch (Credit: Facebook) died in May 2021.
Andrew 'Ed' Walch (Credit: Facebook) died in May 2021.

Following the inquest held in Lancashire this week, the coroner confirmed that the cause of death was an unlawful killing.

The coroner’s conclusion reads: “Mr Walch died as a result of a stab wound inflicted by an individual. Mr Walch's injuries are consistent with a violent death and Spanish forensic legal documents indicate that Mr Walch sustained injuries which are more likely to have been offensively inflicted than defensively, indicative of Mr Walch being the attacked and not the attacker.”

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Andrew, who used to live on Acacia Road, Ribbleton, Preston, moved to Tenerife in 2020, having had a troubled criminal history in Preston. He was the first man to be banned from Preston city centre when he was handed a five-year ASBO in 2007.

In 2012 a court case heard how he had fought Hodgkin’s disease, a cancer of the blood, in prison. It is understood that Andrew had moved to Tenerife to start a fresh life.