Police catch suspected serial killer of Barcelona homeless

2020-04-28 20:35
(iStock)

(iStock)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

A man suspected of battering to death at least three homeless people in Barcelona during the strict coronavirus lockdown was arrested on Tuesday, police said.

He was detained in Sant Cugat del Valles on the outskirts of the Mediterranean coastal city, just hours after a homeless person was found murdered in the centre, Catalonia's regional police force, the Mossos d'Esquadra, said in a statement.

The dead body showed signs of a violent death and was found "in the same area where other deaths of the homeless were recorded in recent weeks," a spokesperson for the force added.

The man had suffered a blow to the head, as did the other suspected victims, news radio Cadena Ser reported.

The streets have been largely deserted since the Madrid government imposed a lockdown on 14 March, with people allowed outside only to go to work if they can't work from home, to buy food and medicine and briefly walk their dog.

Four homeless people have been killed in Barcelona, Spain's second city, since 19 March. Three were murdered in the last two weeks, all suffered blows to the head.

Read more on:    spain
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.