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Barking mad Irishman accused of ordering dog to attack police officers in Marbella, Spain

He is also accused of breaking the curfew, attacking a policeman, resisting arrest and disobeying authority.


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AN Irish expat has been accused of ordering his dog to attack two police officers in Marbella. 

The unnamed suspect, who is also accused of punching and kicking both officers, was arrested in the early hours of Saturday morning.

According to a report in the Olive Press, the Irishman, described as "young", was walking his dog around the Lindavista urbanisation at around 3:30am.

A plain-clothed Policia Local unit, driving in a camouflaged car, pulled up next to the man before getting out of the vehicle and asking him to identify himself.

The two officers revealed that they were police and that they were on patrol for rule-breakers of the current Covid-19 restrictions.

The young man, "who only spoke English", allegedly told officers he was not carrying ID but that his home was on the same street.

They escorted him to his house and waited for him to return with the documents, but when he came back outside he allegedly began recording the police on his phone – an illegal act in Spain.

The Irishman’s mother is then reported to have come outside with the dog.

That is when the young man is said to have ordered his dog to attack the officers.

Back up arrived and the young man was subdued and cuffed before being taken to a police station, where he refused to testify, police said.

The dog bit one on the left hand and the other on the knee. Both had to go to the emergency room and are on leave due to their injuries. They also had to receive a tetanus vaccine.

The Irishman is being charged with breaking the curfew, attacking a policeman, resisting arrest and disobeying authority.

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