Man remanded in custody for daylight attack on disabled woman during State of Alarm on Spain's Costa Blanca

REMANDED: Man accused of attacking and robbing disabled woman in Valencia. CREDIT: Shutterstock

CRIME has halved in the Valencia region during State of Alarm, but some criminals are still active, committing crime in broad daylight.

Yesterday, a court in Picassent remanded in prison a man who allegedly attacked and robbed a disabled woman who needed medical attention after a blow to the head.
The assault occurred around midday Monday in a residential area of Picassent. The offender, reportedly a drug addict with a police record, is accused of hitting the victim on the head with the handle of a knife and using threatening behaviour to get her credit card and pin number.
The detainee then stole her car and went to a bank to withdraw money from the ATM.
The Guardia Civil quickly managed to identify the suspect and arrested him the next day near his home in the district of Picassent. They also recovered the victim’s car.
A Criminal Investigation Police team is now trying to establish if he is involved in any other similar incidents.
The detained is accused of the crimes of robbery with violence and causing injury.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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