By Chris King •
Published: 05 Jun 2022 • 3:47
Image of San Pedro church in Cartaya.
Credit: Google maps - Antonio Ocaña Palomino
The Local Police of Cartaya in Huelva province carried out one of their more unusual tasks last Thursday, June 2. They were called upon by the local priest to attend to a totally naked man who he had found ringing the church bells of San Pedro, in the town centre.
According to police sources and reported on Twitter by Huelva Costa, the incident occurred on the morning of last Thursday. The priest heard the bells of the church tower ringing at an inappropriate hour for no reason, so he decided to go climb up to the bell tower and investigate.
Upon reaching the top, he found a man standing in the bell tower completely naked, apart from several branches of rosemary on his head, and holding a candle. He immediately alerted the police, whose headquarters are located near the church.
Once at the scene of the incident, the officers confronted the man – said to be a middle-aged resident of the town – and covered him with a blanket. He did not resist and was taken to Cartaya health centre. He was subsequently moved to a hospital in Huelva capital for medical evaluation.
Thank you for taking the time to read this article, do remember to come back and check The Euro Weekly News website for all your up-to-date local and international news stories and remember, you can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don't already have one. Review our
Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Download our media pack in either English or Spanish.