Trial begins tomorrow for Rincon socialist assault

Minister Alberto Garzon. Image: Facebook

THE trial against the man who attacked IU coordinator Alberto Garzón and his wife begins on Tuesday.

Defendant faces 9 months imprisonment, a restraining order and inclusion into a psychiatric centre for assault and ill-treatment.

The incident occurred in Rincon de la Victoria in August 2018, where the accused allegedly approached the man, shouting “I would take these and kill them, put all the immigrants in your house, you are destroying the unity of Spain.”

According to police reports, Garzón was spending a few days on vacation with his heavily pregnant wife and his family in Rincon de la Victoria when a neighbour approached him and started shouting aggressively at him.

The individual accused him of “breaking the unity of Spain” and criticized the position of his political formation in relation to the arrival of immigrants in Spain and according to the crime report the accused cornered him in a corridor, pounced on Garzón and gave him a push.

The accused was apparently suffering from a personality disorder emphasised by heavy drinking at the time.

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