Two men arrested after rock attack on expat farmer in Spain

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STONED: Guardia Civil recovered the rock used to assault the farmer. Photo Credit: Guardia Civil

POLICE in Spain, have arrested two men for allegedly striking an expat farmer with a large rock after an argument. 

A German man residing on a secluded piece of land in Benicarló, Castellón alleges that two hunters, who he claims were trespassing on his land with three dogs, assaulted him after an argument.

The man said that when he noticed the two trespassers’ dogs had destroyed his farmland an argument broke out.

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The alleged victim claims he was beaten unconscious by the two hunters, who used a rock measuring 15 cm to knock him out.

The hunters reportedly left the man unconscious on the floor before fleeing the property and abandoning their three dogs.

The farmer needed six staples in a wound to his head and the dogs were taken to an animal shelter.

Guardia Civil officers noticed the dogs were fitted with chips and after a quick scan, each dog was registered on the system as stolen.

After an investigation aged 39 and 45, the two suspects, aged 39 and 45, were identified arrested for the crimes of assault, animal abandonment and theft.

Now proceedings will go to the Courts of Castellón.

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