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Two stabbings worsen the security crisis in Barcelona

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BarcelonaUpdated:14/08/2019 02:14pm

Barcelona continues to add deplorable cases in the list of violent incidents in the streets this summer. The last few episodes, which took place on the night of Monday to Tuesday, leaving two men injured in two fights in public. The town Hall of Barcelona, with all, he keeps his silence about it, claiming that now focuses all of its efforts in tackling the problem and that it will make an assessment of the situation when summer is over, ensure to ABC municipal sources.

While, the Mossos d’esquadra are investigating the recent cases recorded. Yesterday about 5.30 am there was a violent fight in the vicinity of the plaza Pau Vila, in the Barceloneta. During the brawl a man of 21 years was stabbed in the chest. Even if your state does not seemed serious ended up referred to a hospital. The offender, 19 years old, and that some sources suggested that he was of syrian nationality, he could be arrested in the area shortly after by police officers.

Hours before there was another stabbing, in the Pou de la Figuera, in the neighborhood of la Ribera, an area where neighbors and traders take time denouncing their degradation. There, about 21.30 hours, there was a violent brawl during which a man was seriously injured. Your life never was in jeopardy, explained to police sources, that at the close of this edition were still looking for the assailant.

If this outside little, the platform anonymous BCN Helpers -which publishes cases in order to denounce and combat the insecurity in the City of Barcelona-, warned yesterday of more violent fights in public. According to published in her Twitter account, at noon there was a brawl with botellazos on the calle Robadors, in the heart of the Raval.

Thirteenth crime

In addition, the autopsy confirmed yesterday that the 46-year-old who was found the day before yesterday at first time of the day without living under a truck in the ride of Can Tunis did not die of natural or accidental. The autonomous Catalan police, confirmed to this newspaper that investigates the case now as a “death to the criminal”, the second in the Catalan capital this month of August, after the death six days ago of a man by the botellazos that received after another brawl in the street. The day before yesterday also killed a man in a violent way, in the neighborhood of The Mine (in san Adrián del Besós), which is coterminous with Barcelona. The confirmation of the murder in can Tunis rises to thirteen homicides registered in the capital so far this year. The figures are similar to those of 2018, with the aggravating circumstance that there are still more than four months to close the year.

Record Catalan

At the regional level, the figures are also troubling. A total of 47 people have been the victims of homicides or murders in Catalonia in the year so far, with what we already exceeded the 44 violent deaths that have occurred in the community, including ten at Barcelona, throughout 2018, according to data from Eph on the basis of information of the Autonomous but also of the Secretariat of State of Security.

In addition to the perception of insecurity on the rise in the street and the tangible figures that corroborate the complicated situation, the open debate on security of Barcelona maintains the political tension at the municipal level. With part of the selectmen of vacation, including the own mayor Ada Colau -that this week will be the tributes for the 17-To-, Jaume Collboni (PSC) acts as the mayor accidental and has defended the new security strategy of the city Council -with more police presence visible and less tolerance with groups such as the blanket top – to attacks, as the leader of ERC, Ernest Maragall, which this week accused the city government to implement the policies that he wanted Manuel Valls.

In addition, the Security council, Albert Batlle, has requested the convening formal during the next September of the Prevention tips and Security of all the districts of the city, in neighbors, institutions and businesses present their problems and requests. The route will start at the beginning of the month, in the Nou Barris district.

Translated from ABC News https://www.abc.es/espana/abci-apunalamientos-agravan-crisis-seguridad-barcelona-201908140214_noticia.html

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