The Guardia Civil were involved in a spectacular chase along the motorway on Thursday to catch a vehicle occupied by two middle aged South American men, who tried to escape and were driving recklessly.
The events happened in the middle of the day on the AP-7 towards Torrevieja. The two men were in a black Audi A3 that for a long while sowed panic along this usually quiet stretch of road. When they reached the La Zenia toll booth in Orihuela Costa the car crashed through one of the barriers on its way.
The chase continued along the road from Campoamor to San Miguel, where Orihuela Local Police joined in to try and stop the car. In San Miguel it caused a traffic accident that forced the two men to get out and flee on foot.
The operation is still open and it has not been revealed if the Guardia Civil were able to catch the two men in the end.