Guardia Civil officers injured in high-speed car chase in El Ejido

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FOUR Guardia Civil officers were injured and two vehicles were left write-offs following a high-speed car chase in El Ejido.
The chase came after the Guardia Civil went to investigate reports of a wanted vehicle on the Pampanico-El Ejido road. A number of Guardia patrols were involved in the pursuit through an area of greenhouses in the Tarambana-Balanegra areas.
According to reports the driver of the vehicle being chased put other road users at risk and the officers themselves by hurling towards them several times, also coming of the road and even colliding with a parked car.
The chase came to an end on the N-340 with the arrest of the driver, but only after he had smashed violently into one of the Guardia patrol vehicles from behind and one from behind, causing minor injuries to four officers.
The Guardia identified the detainee as F.M., an habitual offender who had been detained on a number of occasions in recent months for robbery.
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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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