Machete-wielding man sent to prison

A MAN was arrested in Castellon on Christmas Day after threatening people with a 35-centimetre machete and telling them he would kill them.

The National Court has sent the man, who is a close relative of a member of ISIS who lived in Castellon and was also shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ when making the threats, to prison.

The Moroccan man was arrested after several passers-by reported death threats in the main street of Castellon and officers from the Provincial Citizen Security Brigade attended the scene.

The police found that he had a criminal record, including crimes of sexual abuse of minors and that he was closely related to a former residents of Castellon who travelled to Syria to join ISIS.

Police searched his home and seized electronic devices which are being analysed by experts in the fight against terrorism.

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Jennifer Leighfield

Jennifer Leighfield, born in Salisbury, UK; resident in Malaga, Spain since 1989. Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Spanish, French and English from Malaga University (2005), specialising in Crime, Forensic Medicine and Genetics. Published translations include three books by Richard Handscombe. Worked with Euro Weekly News since November 2006. Well-travelled throughout Spain and the rest of the world, fan of Harry Potter and most things ‘geek’.


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