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Arrests Over the Weekend



The Royal Gibraltar Police has responded to a wide variety of incidents over the long Bank Holiday weekend.


Response Team officers made arrests for offences including sexual assault, drug possession, drug driving, drunken and disorderly behaviour and a juvenile carrying a knife.


In total – the RGP’s Custody Suite processed 14 people over the weekend, some of whom will be in court today.


Here are a handful of the incidents that officers dealt with since last Thursday.


0700 28 Mar – 0700 29 Mar


At around 0445, a local man, 18, was arrested on suspicion of Possession of Class A Drugs, Possession of Class B Drugs and Possession with Intent to Supply Class A Drugs. Officers stopped the man’s car due to the manner of his driving – at which point officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis coming from the car. Following a search of the vehicle, a number of suspected Class A and B Drugs were found. An investigation is ongoing.


0700 29 Mar – 0700 30 Mar


At around 1800, a Spanish national, 50, was arrested for a Breach of the Peace and later cautioned after he had stopped traffic in front of the Convent in order to wave a Spanish flag.


0700 30 Mar – 0700 31 Mar


At around 1800, a Spanish man, 39, was arrested on suspicion of Riding an E-Scooter Whilst under the Influence of Drugs. Response Team officers initially spotted the man riding the E-Scooter along Winston Churchill Avenue without a helmet. On stopping him, officers noticed that he was constantly snorting, sniffing, unable to keep still and was having muscle spasms. Officers suspected he was under the influence of drugs and after a road side drugs test, he gave a positive reading for cocaine and was arrested and taken to New Mole House.


At around 0000, a local man, 36, was arrested for Disorderly Conduct Whilst Intoxicated. Officers were patrolling Ocean Village when they noticed the man shouting profanities and swinging his arms in a violent manner towards people in the area. On speaking to the man, he became argumentative and violent. He was arrested and taken to New Mole House.


At around 0037, a local man, 46, was arrested on suspicion of Sexual Assault, Resisting/Obstructing Police and an outstanding arrest warrant. His arrest came after Response Team officers spotted him on Prince Edwards Road, and, knowing he was a suspect from a sexual assault reported to police several days earlier, got out of their vehicle and made their way towards him. On spotting the officers he ran off – but was caught a short distance later following a short foot chase. Once in New Mole House Police Station, he was further arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A Drugs, which were found within the suspect’s residence. An investigation is ongoing.


0700 31 Mar – 0700 1 Apr


At around 1900, a man reported that someone had entered his boat in Marina Bay without his permission and stolen a number of electronic items worth approximately £2,000 earlier that afternoon. An investigation is ongoing.


At around 0245, Response Team officers stopped and searched a male juvenile, 15, on Main Street, who was acting suspiciously. Officers found him in possession of a large kitchen knife and cannabis. He was arrested for both offences and taken to New Mole House.


An RGP spokesman, said: “Our officers have been kept busy dealing with dozens of incidents over the long weekend. We’d like to thank officers for their hard work, commitment and professionalism, all of which helps to keep Gibraltar a safe place for everyone to live.”