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Off-duty officer spots and stops assault

  • The incident was one of domestic violence

An off-duty Guardia Civil officer intervened in an alleged incident of domestic violence earlier this month, a released report has said.

The officer, in his own car, saw “a man assaulting a woman in the presence of two small children” in his rear-view mirror and intervened.

The alleged assailant resisted the officer, who had identified himself, but was eventually arrested.

Investigations showed that he was the partner of the woman and father to the two children.