Machete Murder Shocks Small Town Near Seville

The brutal murder is believed to be drug related - Image Source: Guardia Civil

GUARDIA CIVIL has arrested one man in connection to the brutal machete murder of a man in Brenes, a small town near Seville, on Friday night.

The scenic small town of Brenes, located 22 kilometres east of Seville, was left shaken after a brutal machete attack on Friday night (February 5th) left one man dead and two others injured.

Shortly after 9 PM, Policia Local and Guardia Civil units rushed to a house in the town centre to reports of a violent fight. Inside the home they found a 53-year-old man with severe head injuries sustained from several blows of a large machete sword. He died shortly after police arrived, and two others – a man and a woman – were rushed to the hospital with blade wounds.

A manhunt for the machete killer ensued, and within hours he was caught hiding on a roof in the town and arrested. He has been identified in local media as a 43-year-old who has been involved in the underworld of Seville since the 1990s. Detectives believe that the grisly crime was likely related to drugs, with the victim possibly an addict.

Violent crime is rare in the city of Seville and its surrounding province, though the area’s lucrative drug trade does occasionally lead to murders.


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Oisin Sweeney

Oisin is an Irish writer based in Seville, the sunny capital of Andalucia. After starting his working life as a bookseller, he moved into journalism and cut his teeth as a reporter at one of Ireland's biggest news websites. Since joining Euro Weekly News in November, he has enjoyed covering the latest stories from Seville, Spain and further afield - with special interests in crime, cybersecurity, and European politics. Anyone who can pronounce his name first try gets a free cerveza...

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