Couple 'abandon' Elderly Relatives

A COUPLE have been arrested in Valencia for allegedly abandoning two elderly relatives.

The pensioners were found by Local Police at a bus stop in Sagunto on Christmas Day at around 4am.

They told the officers that their son and his partner had thrown them out of their home in Altura, Castellon, the night before and that they had gone to Sagunto because they used to live there. The woman was taken to hospital because she was diabetic and required medication, and neither of them had eaten for hours. They were later taken to a local hotel before being moved to a care home.

The following day, the man’s son and his partner were arrested for abandonment and domestic abuse. In 2010 and 2011 they had been reported by neighbours due to smells and the presence of cockroaches. The town hall has attempted to assist the elderly couple on several occasions, but they always refused to help-

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