Empoli, August 23 - A 36-year-old man in Empoli, in the province of Florence, was arrested on Friday for beating his wife after her 10-year-old daughter called the police. When the child tried to intervene to defend her mother, the man allegedly started slapping her too. When police arrived, they found the girl and her mother had taken refuge in a shop under their apartment. The man was still in the house, where he was taken into immediate police custody. Both the 34-year-old woman and her child required medical assistance and were taken to hospital.