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Urgent police manhunt to find Malaga acid attack suspect

The 27-year-old man, born in Melilla, has a long criminal record according to sources.
The 27-year-old man, born in Melilla, has a long criminal record according to sources. / SUR
  • The man fled the scene in a dark grey Volkswagen Golf with two exhaust pipes leaving two young women seriously injured

A huge manhunt has been sparked to find the man responsible for the acid attack on two women in Cártama on Tuesday.

Police have named the man as 27-year-old José Arcadio D.N., who was born in Melilla - hence his El Melillero nickname - with a long criminal record. Sources have told SUR that there are seven arrest warrants in force for him.

After the horrific acid attack on the two young women the suspect fled the scene in a dark grey Volkswagen Golf with two exhaust pipes.

His last registered address was in Fuengirola on Spain’s Costa del Sol.

The police have asked for the public’s help to locate him and published a photograph on Twitter asking for maximum exposure in order to find him as soon as possible.