Hero condemns idle Malaga attack witnesses
A HERO who defended a woman being beaten in the street has condemned others who turned a blind eye.
The man was crossing the road on Paseo del Parque in Malaga when he saw a woman being repeatedly punched in the head by a man.
The witness, reported only as Manuel F, dialled 091, rushed to the woman´s defence and shouted at the attacker warning him the police had been called.
Manuel, who recorded the attack, was told by the attacker to mind his own business but he refused to back down and the aggressor stopped his assault and tried to run off.
Manuel denies he was a hero but criticised the inaction of others who did nothing to help.
Manuel said that people “sat in a bus stop to watch the show comfortably” while two women who were about to cross the road “saw how the girl was crying shamelessly and stopped crossing the road to turn around”.
He was outraged by those who didn’t have the gumption to intervene and said their inaction makes them “accomplices and criminals” and urged other witnessing such violence to record the incident and call 091.
The incident occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning at around 3am when the Honduran victim was grabbed by her Pakistani partner who punched her twice in the side of the head and grabbed her handbag to stop her calling for help.
It is reported that the incident was witnessed by a large group of people waiting for the bus at Paseo del Parque.
Manuel said he remained with the victim until the National Police arrived, who arrested the alleged aggressor for a crime of gender violence before taking the woman for hospital treatment.
On Monday he gave a statement to the Malaga Women’s Violence Court to report what happened and provide images showing how the woman was held by his partner after being attacked