First person put behind bars for repeated lockdown violations on Spain’s Costa Almeria

FINED: The court ruled the defendant must pay a fine for the injuries he caused the 84-year old and for the money he stole. CREDIT: Shutterstock

A MAN who violated the lockdown restrictions five times has become the first person in the province to be sent to prison for breaking State of Alarm laws.
A court in Roquetas has sentenced the defendant to six months behind bars at the El Acebuche provincial jail for serious resistance of authority with the aggravating factor of repeat offences.
According to Spanish press, the sentence states that the man had acted with “complete disregard for the imposed state obligations” to fight the spread of coronavirus.
The court found that he was award of the restrictions, but repeatedly ignored them.

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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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