SHARE
COPY LINK

POLICE

Police launch hunt for 4-year-old and toddler missing in Valencia

The Guardia Civil have launched a desperate hunt for two young children on Thursday afternoon after they were reported missing in the town of Godella in Spain’s eastern Valencia region.

Police launch hunt for 4-year-old and toddler missing in Valencia
File photo of a Guardia Civil police car not related to the story. Photo: Javier Soriano/AFP

The search was launched when a neighbour called 112 to report seeing a man with blood on him chasing after his wife.

Police patrol cars went to the property and questioned the couple – who are parents of two young children aged around four and two years old – and took them both into custody.

They then launched a hunt of nearby areas to find the children. Local newspaper Las Provincias reported that blood had been found during the search.

Sniffer dogs were deployed in the search.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Member comments

Log in here to leave a comment.
Become a Member to leave a comment.

POLICE

Spain’s Civil Guard police officers allowed to have visible tattoos

Spain on Monday relaxed its policy banning officers from the country's oldest police force, the Guardia Civil, from exhibiting tattoos.

civil guard spain gun
The increasing popularity of tattoos has led police forces around the world to regulate their use. Photo: Rafa Rivas/AFP

Officers will now be allowed to display tattoos anywhere on their bodies “as long as they do not contain expressions that violate constitutional values or harm the discipline or image of the force,” the interior minister said in a statement.

“For the first time visible tattoos will be allowed on uniformed officers,” it added.

On the other hand, the decree prohibits hoop earrings, spikes, plugs and other inserts when they are visible in uniform, “except regular earrings, for both male and female personnel”.

The Guardia Civil mainly patrols and investigates crimes in rural areas, while Spain’s National Police focuses on urban areas.

Last year Spain’s leftist government appointed a woman to head the force for the first time in its 177-year history.

The increasing popularity of tattoos has led police forces around the world to regulate their use.

Los Angeles police are required to ensure that tattoos are not visible to the public while on-duty, while France’s Gendarmes police force also requires that they be covered.

SHOW COMMENTS