An accomplice in the acid attack arrested. The man is accused of helping cover up the acid attack on Cartama by ‘El melillero’ in January 2021. ‘El melillero’ attacked his girlfriend and her friend and was the subject of a arrest warrant since then. Police said the man was arrested after a long chase that eventually ended in Badajoz.
The accomplice in the acid attack was initially arrested at a police routine checkpoint in Caceres. However, after identifying himself with a fake Belgian driving license, he attempted to escape in his vehicle at high speed.
The checkpoint officers quickly jumped into their car and chased after them. After an hour of pursuit, the vehicle was finally stopped on the A-66, near the town of Aljucen (Badajoz). The driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was arrested by the police.
It was then that the officers verified that the driving license, as well as a Belgian national identity card which he also carried, were false. During a search of the driver’s property and vehicle contents, police found a passport that resembled the identity of the suspect. The suspect is a 46-year-old man from Estepona who was the subject of an arrest warrant, issued by a court in Malaga, for his alleged involvement as an accomplice in an acid attack in the attack in Cartama, during which the two young women were seriously injured. after being sprayed with acid while sitting in their car.
Police charged the man with various serious traffic offenses, assaulting an officer, forging documents and refusing to submit to drug and alcohol tests. He is remanded in custody in Caceres pending legal proceedings.
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