Two men arrested for separate violent attacks

SANGONERA LA VERDE: Location of the broad daylight attack Photo credit: Ayuntamiento de Sangonera

LOCAL POLICE in Murcia have arrested two people as alleged perpetrators of two separate crimes of gender violence.

The first involved a young man seen assaulting his girlfriend in the street and in broad daylight in Sangonera la Verde.  A number of calls were made to the 092 emergency number and when local police arrived on the scene, the victim told the officers that she had been seriously threatened and assaulted.  Her boyfriend had allegedly slapped her and pulled her hair as well as hitting her head up against a wall with his hands around her neck, although she didn’t need any urgent health care.

The alleged aggressor, who was arrested by the officers and taken to the Guardia Civil barracks in Las Torres de Cotillas, was a 20-year-old Spanish national.

The second attack in the village of Rincón de Beniscornia awakened local residents at dawn when screams and cries for help were heard from inside a house.

When police arrived at the scene they were unable to enter the property.  Nobody answered the door and the fact they were convinced there was somebody inside, possible hurt and needing urgent assistance, they requested the presence of the fire department to help them gain access.

As the firefighters were trying to get in, a man answered the front door saying to the police officers that he hadn’t heard them knocking.  Once inside the premises, the officers were able to prove that the man had assaulted not only his wife with punches to her head, but also one of his children too.  Paramedics attended this scene but the injuries didn’t need any onward transmission to hospital.

A 48-year-old Spanish man was arrested and taken to the El Carmen Police Station.

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