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Man in Granada who abandoned two children for 40 days arrested

The Guardia Civil in Granada has arrested a 43-year-old Moroccan man who abandoned his two young children and left them without food or money for almost six weeks

The brothers are in a social care centre for minors operated by the Junta de Andalucía. The region’s judicial authority has decreed a restraining order against the father towards his children, as well as prohibiting him from leaving the country. This was reported today, Saturday, January 21, by the National Police.

The investigation began when the agents of the Unit Against Illegal Immigration Networks and Documentary Falsifications (Ucrif) belonging to the Immigration and Borders Brigade of Granada received information from a centre for minors. Staff reported the entry of two foreign minors of Moroccan origin, that had arrived at the centre “hungry” and wearing “little clothing” that was “in poor condition”.

The agents found out that the father had gone to Morocco and on his return, they arrested him. While questioning the man, he verified that the minors aged 13 and 16 gained legal residence in Spain last summer, after being regularized and brought there by him. The detainee had left Spain for Morocco at the end of November 2022 but had not returned.

The Police also found out that during all this time, the mother, who had not initiated any administrative procedure to reside in Spain, had remained in Morocco and that, when the father left, he only left them “some milk and very little money “. The children will remain under the care of The Junta de Andalucia for the time being.

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