By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 22 May 2020 • 14:47
INVESTIGATION: The Guardia reported it eventually emerged that a relative of the little boy was involved.
CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria
AFTER two months of intense investigations Guardia Civil have now arrested a man over the accidental death of a seven-year-old boy in Purchena.
The little lad died after coming off his mini-motorbike and smashing his head against the wall of a house in a tragic incident back in March.
The suspect, identified as 22-year old ACS, faces charges for negligent homicide and for traffic safety violations.
The Guardia reported that their initial investigations were hampered by a lack of witnesses and evidence, but it eventually emerged that a relative of the victim was involved.
The investigators believe the 22-year-old went into the child on a large motorbike on a very narrow street.
The death of the little boy left local residents shocked and the council declared three days of official mourning for the seven-year-old.
The Guardia has also charged ACS with drugs offences, along with two other individuals, and a 46-year-old for covering up a crime, after a parallel investigation led to the discovery of an active sales point for hashish and marihuana in one of the detainees’ homes.
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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.
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