A MAN arrested when his wife reported him for allegedly violating a restraining order near her home in Nijar was found to have been in Almeria City at the time.
According to local Spanish daily Diario de Almeria the man had been banned from coming within 200 metres of his wife after she reported him for abuse in March.
In October, having allegedly violated the order, he was given a tracking device to prevent him from coming within 300 metres of her.
On December 9, he visited Almeria City to meet with lawyers. That evening, the control centre registered him coming within 300 metres of the woman on two occasions and he was arrested hours later.
The woman claimed she had not moved from Nijar that day, but the control centre confirmed that she had been in Almeria.
Therefore, the case against him has been shelved provisionally and she may face trial for making a false report.
Meanwhile, an Almeria woman has been sentenced to seven months in prison for attacking her boyfriend during a fight, insulting him and throwing stones at his car at his home in Nijar in November. She caused €330 in damages to the car window and broke one of his toes when she stepped on his foot.
She has to pay him for the damage as well as €900 in compensation and a fine of €3 per day for two months.