Two people Arrested After A Memorial To Murdered Guardia Agent Was Vandalised

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Accused of humiliating the victims of terrorism in Spain 

TWO people have been arrested after a memorial to a murdered Guardia Civil agent was vandalised and pro ETA graffiti scrawled at the scene of his death. 

Since February 2017 unknown perpetrators had been systematically removing and/or destroying items placed in memory of Juan Manuel Piñuel Villalón. 

He was killed by Basque terror group ETA in a car bomb attack on the Guardia Civil barracks in Legutiano (Álava) on May 14, 2008. 

The remains of the building have been left and are the site of the memorial to the dead officer. 

As well as memorial items being damaged, graffiti and banners supporting ETA were placed on the site. This, the Guardia Civil claim, can be taken as an alleged crime of humiliation of the victims of terrorism. 

Investigations carried out by the Guardia Civil have allowed the identification of two suspects. One was arrested in Bilbao and the other in Legutiano, accused of being responsible for 12 acts. 

The operation was carried out by the Information Service of the Guardia Civil and coordinated by the Central Court of Instruction number 3 of the Audiencia Nacional. 

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