Pair threatening Costa Almeria farmer arrested after torching El Ejido greenhouse

FIRE-STARTERS: Guardia said the pair tried to set fire to the farmer’s greenhouses in the middle of the night on two occasions CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

Guardia Civil have arrested two individuals for threatening and harassing an El Ejido farmer, even going as far as torching his greenhouses.

CREDIT: Guardia Civil Almeria

OVER a period of three months 32-year-old A E S  from Vicar and 39-year-old M C from Balerma repeatedly made threatening calls and put pressure on the farm owner, the Guardia said.
Investigators determined that the duo made the calls from a ‘hidden’ number and took security measures, like using the phone only to communicate with the victim and turning it off and extracting the card after every call.
It also emerged during the course of the investigation that the pair had tried to set fire to the farmer’s greenhouses twice, both times in the middle of the night when the victim and his family were sleeping, and therefore, the Guardia said, putting them at risk.
On both occasions the rapid intervention of the Poniente firefighting service and the Guardia Civil prevented greater damage.
The two detainees faces charges for damage, threats and coercion.

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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.

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