Monday, February 6

Ten arrested for the stabbing death of a 19-year-old in Madrid this January 1

The National Police have detained ten people allegedly related to the aggression committed this Saturday in Villaverde against a 19-year-old young man, who has died as a result of the stab wounds he has received.

Police sources have explained that ten arrests have been made as a result of the brawl – in which another 19-year-old has been seriously injured – and everything indicates that it is a case of Latino gangs, although the investigation remains open .

The event occurred at around 10.50 am at number 54 Sahara Street, in the Villaverde district, where according to eyewitnesses about ten people have attacked a boy and have fled. The young man has received five stab wounds to the chest and abdomen.

A neighbor in the area has begun to practice resuscitation maneuvers until the arrival of the Samur-Civil Protection troops, who have continued the work although finally they have only been able to certify his death, as reported by Emergencias Madrid.

Minutes later, in San Agapito Street, near the place, Samur-Civil Protection has treated another boy, also 19 years old, who had a stab wound in the lumbar area and who, after being stabilized, has been transferred with serious prognosis at Hospital 12 de Octubre.

A New Year’s Eve without serious incidents

A New Year’s Eve with activity levels similar to those before the pandemic but without serious incidents, has resulted in 143 fights and attacks in the Community of Madrid, 44 traffic accidents and 75 due to fires, incidents that added 28% more than emergency calls.

Specifically, and according to the Madrid 112 balance, from 00:00 to 9:00 a.m. 2,234 calls have been received for different events, 28% more than last year, when there was a curfew.

Of all the calls, 143 were for brawls and assaults (54% more than a year ago), 75 for fires (150% more), 156 for ethyl poisoning (438% more), 44 for traffic accidents (a 52% more) and 21 for traffic violations (200% more).