Knife-fight breaks out between two gypsy families

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THREE young men were arrested after a knife-fight broke out between two gypsy families in Alicante. One of the family members was seriously injured from a stab wound to the stomach which affected his liver.

The facts of the incident are still unclear, but investigations to clarify events are underway. Police suspect the fight began due to jealousy and theft or perhaps even drug trafficking activities as the wounded man is the son of an alleged notorious drug dealer and addict in the north zone, Maria Soledad and a man who is currently serving time in prison.

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At about 3pm some young men apparently stormed a building in Calle General Lacy in the city centre to settle an old score with the tenant who was supposedly living there as a squatter. It is believed that a 25-year-old man stabbed the victim. After this the fight escalated between the two families until police intervened.

The alleged stabber and two others, including a minor, were arrested.

They were provisionally charged with the crime of attempted murder, one robbery with violence and intimidation and a third burglary.


By Nicole Hallett

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