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Driver faces attempted murder charges after deliberately ramming his car into a Marbella kiosk

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  • Prosecutors are calling for a 14-year prison sentence after two people were left badly injured following a dispute

A driver has been accused of two charges of attempted murder after he deliberately rammed his car into a kiosk in a Marbella street, leaving two people badly injured.

The Marbella public prosecutor's office alleges that the driver acted intentionally and is therefore calling for a 14-year prison sentence when the case appears before the court.

The defendant, due to the "serious disputes" he had with the owner of the kiosk, allegedly rammed his grey Opel Corsa "intentionally and at full speed" into the kiosk.

The prosecution adds: "Immediately afterwards, the defendant reversed, accelerated again and attacked the two persons." Then he fled at full speed "leaving both badly wounded."

The events happened at 1.30pm on 31 March, 2016 in Ciudad de los Periodistas, Marbella, where one of the victims ran the Quisco Dani.

After the attack both victims were transferred to the Costa del Sol Hospital with injuries.

The most serious injuries were not suffered by the kiosk owner, but by his companion, since the car wheels ran over his legs. The man whose leg was crushed spent almost three months in hospital for his injuries which took 488 days to heal and he has been left with clubfoot and constant pain in his ankle which causes a limp.

The public prosecution is calling for sentence of 14 years in prison, based on seven years for each charge of attempted murder.

It also requests compensation of 31,500 euros for the man who suffered the most serious injuries and 5,103 euros (1,250 for the injuries and 3,853 euros for the damage to the kiosk) for the business owner.