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One of the officers after the attack.
Three arrested for 'brutal' attack on police officers who had asked teenager to put on a mask

Three arrested for 'brutal' attack on police officers who had asked teenager to put on a mask

The mayor of Alhaurín de la Torre condemned the attacks and said the council would be taking legal action against those who made slanderous comments about the victims on social media

ANDREA JIMÉNEZ

Friday, 27 November 2020, 16:46

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The town of Alhaurín de la Torre has been rocked by an incident in the past week which saw three males arrested for beating up Local Police officers who had told off a family member for not wearing a mask last Friday.

The alleged aggressors are a 16-year-old who refused to put on a mask when asked to do so as he attended a gathering at Plaza España, his father and his older brother. As the minor refused to cooperate, unlike the rest of his peers, he was taken by officers to his family home where the officers were subjected to a "violent" and "brutal" attack on arrival. The attack lasted several minutes and had the intention of "causing the most damage possible". The officers called back-up before the alleged aggressors could finally be arrested.

The two victims required hospital treatment. One officer suffered a fractured nasal septum, while the other required four stitches on his forehead, where he received several hits.

The town's mayor Joaquín Villanova condemned the attacks and said that the town hall would take legal action against those who have slandered the two policemen on social media.

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