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Three arrested for participating in a brawl with police in Cartagena (Murcia)

22_06_22_Three arrested for participating in a brawl with police in Cartagena
Aggression against officers in altercations in Nueva Cartagena – CARTAGENA TOWN COUNCIL

The National Police have arrested three individuals – one of them a minor – for allegedly being involved in a mass brawl that took place in the early hours of last night against patrols of the aforementioned Corps and the Local Police in Cartagena.

The incident took place at around 22.30 hours on Monday, when the Cartagena Local Police received several calls from neighbours complaining that the music was too loud in a house in the Urbanisation Mediterraneo.

Several officers from the Cartagena Local Police went to the scene and, on arrival, found several people with a portable loudspeaker and the music at a very high volume. When the police officers asked them to lower the volume, the troublemakers confronted them.

When they were overpowered by the aggressors, the officers had to call for reinforcements from the National Police and the brawl began. The aggressors included people with multiple previous convictions, according to sources from the National Police, as reported to Europa Press.

As a result of the brawl, four National Police officers were injured with polycontusions and some of them were bitten in the back. In addition, an officer was pulled by the hair in an attempt to reduce her and throw her to the ground. The victims also include several local police officers with polycontusions as a result of stones and blows.

For the moment, the National Police have arrested three individuals related to the brawl, one of them a minor, although further arrests are not ruled out.

A few hours later, in Urbanización Mediterráneo, several containers were burnt, which the National Police believe may be related to the brawl and could constitute a protest against the arrests.

In this case, the Emergency Coordination Centre 1-1-2 Region of Murcia received a large number of calls reporting several container fires that occurred last night.

The fires were extinguished by members of the Fire Service and Civil Protection of the City of Cartagena and National Police.

The first of them happened at 2.33 hours, when several callers reported the fire of two containers in the Avenida Nueva Cartagena, in the Urbanization Mediterraneo.

Subsequently, in the Nueva Cartagena area, there were a total of two container fires, the first of which took place at 03:14 hours in calle Mulhacén and at 04:03 hours in calle Crepúsculo, where reports were received from nearby homes and vehicles.

In the area of the San Antón neighbourhood, two other fires broke out. One of them, declared at 03.20 hours, affected a car, while the second fire took place at 03.46 hours in a nearby area. Finally, in the area of Los Barreros, another container fire broke out at 4.33am.

The National Police have confirmed that arrests will also be made for the burning of this street furniture.


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