Accused hooded attacker sentenced to prison in Almeria

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HOODED ATTACKERS: Turned out to be victim's estranged husband and brother in law Photo: Shutterstock

AN Almeria court sentenced a man accused of attacking an Albox hostel owner to three and half years in prison.

The case relates to an incident last June when a man wearing a hoody entered the establishment and demanded beer or lottery tickets, then grabbed the owner by the arm and whacked him on the head with a bottle.

He then proceeded to rifle through drawers looking for items of value until he found a mobile phone.

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The court also issued a restraining order, prohibiting the aggressor from going within 200 metres of the victim or communicating with him for five years, and ordered him to pay 240 euros for the injuries caused and a fine of €5 a day for 30 days.

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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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