FOUR Algerians being investigated for the gang rape of an 18-year-old woman in Northern Spain will be deported once investigations are complete.
A total of six arrests were made in Bilbao with two men being remanded in custody. The four released from custody with charges are being investigated. When their involvement in the attack is clarified they will either face court or be deported, it has been revealed.
The four suspects have been found to be in the country illegally and the procedure to expel them has been started, although this will be under the control of the trial judge in the rape case. At the moment they are on conditional bail and have to report to court every day.
The victim clearly recognised two of her alleged attackers – she had met one of them through social networks. These are the two remanded in custody. She could not identify the rest of the gang that raped her in a park, so the court is waiting on tests and investigations to determine if they are the ones who took part.
The case has become known as La Manada de Bilbao and is named after the ‘wolfpack’ gang rape of a young woman in Pamplona that hit international headlines.