By Oisin Sweeney • 11 February 2021 • 8:26
A TRIO of thugs doused a homeless man with petrol in a suspected attempted arson attack before a security guard intervened in the centre of Barcelona.
A security guard possibly saved the life of a homeless man after three thugs doused him in petrol in a potential attempted arson attack in the Catalan capital.
The sickening incident occurred in the heart of Barcelona’s historic city centre, in front of the Sant Pauv gym which is currently being used as a shelter for the city’s homeless community. The man had been trying to sleep in front of the centre when three men doused him with petrol and were potentially planning to set him alight.
Fortunately, a security guard from the gym rushed outside to intervene causing the three thugs to flee the scene. Officers from the city’s Guardia Urbana rushed to the gym but were unable to catch the potential arson killers. Catalonia’s Mossos d’Esquadra are currently probing CCTV footage of the shocking incident in an effort to bring the trio to justice.
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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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