THREE young men have been arrested for brutally beating up a man at a party in Gata.
The events that led up to the recent arrests took place on the night of November 7 last year during a local celebration in the municipality.
The assaulted man was a member of the festival commission in Gata and suffered a broken arm, contusions to his back, head, ribs and jaw and was knocked unconscious.
The three detained by the Guardia Civil are two Moroccan nationals and one Spaniard aged 17 and 18.
The victim was on the receiving end of a number of insults and threats from the trio for reasons unknown and they left the venue where a mobile disco was taking place.
Later on in the evening, they tried to gain entry and were barred from doing so by the official who warned them that he was going to call the police.
This allegedly caused them to verbally insult him more than before and led to one of them punching him to the ground. At this point, the rest began kicking him while on the ground.
The subsequent investigation eventually led the Guardia Civil based in El Verger to identify the aggressors – all residents of Javea – and arrest them.
They have appeared in court and released on provisional charges awaiting the next stage in the judicial process.