Assault arrest after putting victim in hospital for a week on Costa Almeria’s El Ejido

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OPEN INVESTIGATION: The Guardia said further arrests could not be ruled out CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

A 38-YEAR old from El Ejido is under arrest for a beating which left the victim in hospital for more than a week.

It was the victim who reported the violent incident to the Guardia Civil. They said they had been set upon by one or two individuals in the neighbourhood where they live.

The investigations confirmed the victim was treated for serious injuries in the Poniente hospital for eight days. As to the motive for the beating, the Guardia established there was no previous relationship between the victim and the detainee, but that the suspect and his brother, who both live in the area, were known to be violent and troublemakers.

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The Guardia said their investigation remains open and that further arrests for taking part in the assault were possible.

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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