By Cathy Elelman • 08 July 2020 • 21:24
DAMAGE: A corrosive liquid was splashed over the mayor’s and two councillors’ cars.
CREDIT: Ayuntamiento de Carboneras
THE Carboneras Mayor has condemned the latest in a series of acts of vandalism targeting local council members’ cars.
A corrosive liquid was splashed over Jose Luis Amerigo Fernandez’s own vehicle and those of two other councillors.
In recent months scratches and marks have gouged into the mayor’s and the Urban Planning councillor’s cars. Insults directed at the council leader and his family have also appeared daubed in different places around the town.
Amerigo Fernandez said the local authority “deeply regretted the behaviour”, which he attributed to individuals doing nothing good for the town.
“Carboneras is a peaceful municipality in which the majority of inhabitants represent an example of civic responsibility, which is being demonstrated in these difficult times due to Covid-19”, he commented.
The Mayor reported that the corrosive substance had caused considerable damage to the vehicles’ paintwork, making it raise up and perforate in places, and to the public streets where the cars were parked.
He made it clear this kind of incident is a crime and “has no place in Carboneras.”
The matter is being investigated by the Guardia Civil.
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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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