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Breaking News: Acid attack suspect hunted down and captured


Jose Arcadio D. N., a.k.a. El Melillero, wanted for allegedly attacking his ex-girlfriend and her friend in Cartama on Tuesday, January 12, has been arrested near Alhaurin el Grande following a high-speed chase involving National Police, Guardia Civil and Local Police forces.

He was travelling on a motorbike, on the A-355 road between Coin and Mijas, but it appears he fell off and fled on foot across the mountains, where he was eventually captured.

At around 9pm on Friday, January 15, the chase began. The motorbike on which the suspect was travelling was found about an hour later by the side of the road near the Entrerrios roundabout. The police and Guardia Civil began a search for him which resulted in his arrested within the boundaries of Alhaurin el Grande.

The operation was carried out with the aid of a National Police helicopter which many local residents had reported seeing in the area.

He was surrounded to ensure that he did not flee the area again.

Meanwhile, the Councillor for Equality, Social Policies and Conciliation, Rocio Ruiz, said that his ex-girlfriend, Sandra, aged 26, is in an extremely critical condition and doctors fear for her life.

She remains in the ICU at the Virgen del Rocio Hospital in Sevilla, with deep burns to 45 per cent of her body and damage to her respiratory system from inhaling the acid vapours.

Doctors fear that her injuries could become infected, but on a positive note, they say that none of her internal organs have been affected.

Her friend, Cristina, also remains in a critical condition at Carlos Haya Regional Hospital in Malaga, although there is no fear for her life.

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Jennifer Leighfield

Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.

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