Agents of the National Police have arrested a 24-year-old man in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz) as the alleged perpetrator of a crime of injury and another of threats aggravated by the use of a knife, committed against minors in the course of a non-federated 7-a-side soccer match played at a sports club in the city in which the detainee acted as a referee.
The agents have explained in a statement that during the match, one of the players reproached him for one of the decisions made, to which the detainee reacted violently, hitting the minor with a punch to the chest and a strong slap to the face. , to immediately later extract a bladed weapon from between his clothes and go against the player again with the knife in his hands to seriously threaten him.
The event forced the rest of the players from both teams, as well as a large number of the public who were watching the match, to invade the field to stand between the man and the minor, thus avoiding a new attack.
Another of the players from the team opposite to that of the attacked, also a minor, also participated in the serious threats, for which reason he has been identified and informed of his actions to the Juvenile Prosecutor's Office, which will settle his alleged responsibilities.
The referee and the player quickly left the place in a vehicle before the arrival of the police officers, however the agents have identified them and have collected evidence about the events that occurred, proceeding to arrest the adult last morning Thursday.
The minor was transferred by his father to a health center in the city, where he was treated for the blow to the face and torso and where he was issued a medical assistance report that has been attached to the police report.
The attacker was arrested on March 16 at the premises of the Jerez Police Station on Avenida de la Universidad where he entered the jail area until he was made available to the Judicial Authority on Duty.
The investigation has been carried out by agents of the UDU Urban Crime Unit of the Judicial Police Brigade of the National Police Station in Jerez de la Frontera.