The Alicante Provincial Court started a trial today in which six people are accused of holding a man against his will in his home in Torrevieja for 13 days. Three of the six are also accused of attacking him.
It happened in 2016 when the victim agreed to let two of the accused, a man and a woman, live temporarily with him in his house. After a few days he told them they had to leave but they responded by holding him captive in one of the rooms.
He was locked in for 13 days during which time the other accused allegedly visited the house taking turns to guard him. Three of them supposedly hit the victim on various occasions and broke one of his ribs, among other injuries.
The prosecutor is asking for each one of the accused to be given a punishment of five years in prison for the offence of illegal detention, and for three of them an extra year and a half for causing bodily harm.