The Local Police of Malaga has arrested a German man aged 48, for allegedly assaulting his partner and setting fire to the caravan in which she took refuge with his one year old son.
The events took place a caravan park on the road to Almeria La Araña, when, allegedly after drinking a lot of alcohol, the individual became violent and attacked his partner, also German and 28 years old.
Police say the man grabbed her by the neck and shook her violently. Faced with her partner’s aggression, the woman left the motor home, which the family used as their home, together with her infant son, and took refuge in the caravan of a neighbour, also German who gave them sanctuary.
The arrested man allegedly responded by breaking the door glass and pouring a flammable liquid on the step of the caravan, after which he set fire to it.
The owner opened the door to try to put out the fire, suffering burns to his right leg for which he later needed hospital treatment.
Two teams of the Local Police of Malaga arrived and interviewed the victims using a translation app on their phones as the Germans do not speak Spanish.
In view of the facts, the local police officers arrested the individual, as the alleged perpetrator of the crimes of gender violence with assault, damage and injury, and transferred him to police premises, from where he was subsequently brought before the courts.