By Cathy Elelman • 17 November 2019 • 16:30
ASSAULT: Officers were injured while breaking up a brawl.
CREDIT: AUGC Guardia Civil Twitter @AUGC_Comunica
THE Almeria AUGC Guardia Civil union has slammed an attack on officers on duty at the weekend’s Cuevas del Almanzora fiesta celebrations.
Posting on social media, the Almeria branch of the union called for a “toughening up of sentences for this kind of behaviour.”
The union was referring to an incident in the early hours of Sunday morning. Officers from the Vera station suffered injuries, some requiring stitches, when they were physically assaulted while trying to break up a brawl.
One of the officers had his nose broken, according to Spanish press.
The AUGC put the situation down to “a lack of personnel and resources which the Guardia Civil have to work with.
“This lack of security and protection measures has consequences as we have seen with this incident, for those who look out for public safety”, the union stated.
Back in August, a Guardia Civil officer was knocked unconscious and with his face badly injured following a ferocious attack, again in Cuevas.
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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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