By Laura Kemp •
Published: 02 Nov 2021 • 17:55
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A man from the Czech Republic has been arrested, after hiding in a squatted house in the Alhaurin de la Torre area, for beating his ex-partner with an iron bar.
He was detained just a few days ago by officers of the National Police Force (CNP.)
The Czech authorities issued a European Detention and Surrender Order (EIOC) on the man for a crime of gender violence. According to the requisition, the 33-year-old fugitive of Czech nationality had caused serious injuries with an iron bar to his old sentimental partner, in an assault registered in April 2017 in his country of origin.
The Provincial Police Station described the fugitive, who responds to the initials MS, as a violent and elusive person who was located in Spain thanks to international police cooperation.
The investigations carried out by officers of the Fugitive Location Group of the General Police Station of the Judicial Police, together with their counterparts from the UDYCO Costa de Sol, led them to locate the man in a house located in an isolated area of the countryside in centre of Zapata.
On October 14, the National Police carried out an intervention to arrest the fugitive, who initially managed to escape after biting, kicking and punching two of the officers.
The officers had to be assisted in a medical centre for the injuries suffered.
Finally, on October 26, he was found in another squatted house, where he remained vigilant. On this occasion, the officers did manage to detain him after a chase on foot through a field.
The suspect reportedly tried to escape again using force, requiring several officers to arrest him.
The defendant was arrested for his alleged responsibility in the crimes of injury and attack on law enforcement officials, in addition to the OEDE issued by the Czech Republic. The competent judicial authority has ordered his admission to prison.
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