Woman defended by Malaga lynch mob sustained facial burns

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Woman defended by Malaga lynch mob sustained facial burns
Screenshot: The man was beaten by a mob of people

THE woman attacked with nitric acid in the infamous La Palmilla area of Malaga on Wednesday, January 20, sustained burns to her eyes and face.

She has since been released from hospital several hours later as they were only slight, first degree burns.

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The attack took place in Calle Francisco Carter when the victim, a Spanish woman aged 55, argued with the attacker, a Moroccan man, aged 31 at the entrance to her home.

Following the attack, the man was lynched by a mob on the street and was lying on the ground when police arrived, having sustained several injuries. He was arrested and taken to jail.

When the woman was released from hospital, she was also taken into custody as she had an arrest warrant against her for shoplifting.


The video of the man being attacked by the angry mob was shared multiple times on social media.

The incident, occurred at around 8pm on Wednesday, January 20, when the man was brutally beaten by a huge gang of people, who punched, kicked and hit him with sticks in the middle of the street.

The man can be seen trying to defend himself against a parked car.



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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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