Elderly men targets of suspected abuse


TWO people have been arrested in Alcantarilla and Yecla in connection with two different crimes of domestic violence.
Alcantarilla National Police force was alerted to a suspected case of violence inflicted by a carer on an elderly man, according to their statement. Upon attending the home, the 51-year-old Spanish woman refused to let authorities in, although later consented after being shown a search order.
Once inside they found a 78-year-old man who claimed he had been mistreated for years, both verbally and physically. The woman, who also managed the man’s €600 pension, was taken into custody and the victim taken to the Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca.
The second case took place in Yecla, when police were alerted by a son who claimed his brother had stopped him from seeing their father for the past three months.
Upon their arrival, authorities reported a strong odour coming from the upper floor, where they found another elderly man laying in filth on a bed. He was taken to the Castillo de Yecla Hospital and his 49-year-old son and owner of the property was taken into custody.

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