A TRESPASSER who entered the Torre de los Americanos site in Guardamar faces a four-year sentence from a military court.
He was spotted by CCTV cameras in April last year, climbing a wall to get inside the radio-naval station before hiding amongst the pine trees that surround the installation with its military communications tower.
The intruder was immediately warned with loudspeaker messages from the security guards inside the station as well as the Guardia Civil but was not intercepted and arrested until 90 minutes later.
The 380-metre high communications tower, which was built by the US Navy in 1962, is still the tallest structure in the European Union. It now belongs to Spain and is maintained by Spanish Marines but is undetectable on Google Maps and Google Earth.
Despite tremendous technological advances, military sources maintain that the tower is used to communicate with submarines.
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