Updated 30 November: The escaped prisoner remains on the run and Government representative Elena Máñez has asked the public to help get him back in custody. “As always in these cases, we are asking for public assistance, and so if anyone sees him or has any information, please contact the police”, she said, adding that an active search is ongoing to find him as soon as possible. The fugitive, Juan Carlos Gámez, was sentenced to 17 years in prison for the killing of a soldier in Valverde, El Hierro: his sentence ends in 2024 and as usual once half a long sentence has been served, well-behaved prisoners are allowed out on temporary release under supervision as part of their rehabilitation. Anyone who can help should call the emergency services on 112, or the National Police or Guardia Civil on 091 or 062 respectively.

Original post 28 November: Police are seeking Juan Carlos Gámez García, a prisoner who failed to return to Tenerife II prison after being released on licence a week ago. Gámez García is from El Hierro and is 40 years old, and was imprisoned in 2008 for killing a soldier in a fight. Police say he is potentially dangerous so anyone who sees him should call 112 immediately.

 

source https://www.janetanscombe.com/news/police-ask-for-public-help-to-find-prisoner-who-failed-to-return-to-tenerife-ii-when-released-on-licence.html

Arona en colores 2019

It’s now an established annual event, and this year’s Arona en Colores will no doubt be as popular as ever. It will again be held in Las Galletas, this year on Saturday 15 June. The council calls it a multicolour urban fiesta which is intended to boost the area’s...

30 May is Día de Canarias, Canarian Day

Updated 29 May: Just a reminder of this major public holiday tomorrow, the Día de Canarias. From today and over the weekend too there will be traditional dances (Bailes de magos) in many towns and villages, and of course most offices and many shops outside the main...

35th Feria de Artesanía de Canarias 2019c

Every year shortly before Christmas, the Canarian Government organizes a huge and extremely popular arts & crafts fair which alternates between the islands. Last year’s was held in Gran Canaria, and this year’s will be back in the Recinto Ferial in Santa Cruz...

Advertisements

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This