Villanueva del Trabuco Mayor and police chief report each other for domestic abuse

THE Mayor of Villanueva del Trabuco (Malaga) and the female Local Police chief have reported each other to the Guardia Civil for alleged domestic abuse.

The PSOE mayor, Antonio Vegas, and Chief of the Local Police, Carolina Muñoz, were romantically involved, although this ended last month after a violent encounter between the two in Benalmadena last month.

Just hours later, the mayor, 42, went to the Guardia Civil to report her for causing bodily harm, claiming that she had slapped him.

Shortly afterwards, Muñoz, 31, also went to the Guardia Civil but gave a very different version, while also accusing Vegas of violent behaviour during the year she claimed they had been together.

According to her version of events, she was dining with the mayor in Benalmadena, and at around 3.30am she got up to go to the toilet and noticed that the mayor’s phone was vibrating in her handbag. When she read the messages, she realized he was in a relationship with another woman.

When she returned to the table, she reproached him what she had seen and they decided to leave. When they were heading to his car, she told him she didn’t want to see him anymore and asked for her belongings, which were in the car, and money for a taxi.

Vegas in turn demanded his phone back. According to Muñoz, they began to fight and he grabbed her by the hair, pushed her, insulted her and told her that he was going to suspend her from her position.

At a nearby taxi rank, they continued to fight and he refused to give her money for a taxi, leaving her stranded in Benalmadena.

She confessed to the police that they argued frequently and claimed that on one occasion he pushed her to the floor when she attempted to leave.

She also claimed that he had abused his position of superiority over her, threatening her and putting her down.

The case is being considered by a court in Torremolinos, although it could be passed on to Malaga Gender Violence Court.

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