An­other mass break-out from de­ten­tion cen­tre

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A to­tal of 27 il­le­gal im­mi­grants es­caped from the tem­po­rary de­ten­tion cen­tre at San­gomera in Mur­cia last Fri­day night.

They are be­ing hunted by the Na­tional Po­lice and Guardia Civil.

They used the legs of chairs and ta­bles in the din­ing hall to break win­dows and doors and es­caped along a nearby wa­ter­course.

The de­ten­tion cen­tre, which pro­cesses the re­turn of il­le­gal im­mi­grants to their home coun­tries, was short-staffed at the time of the break out be­cause Na­tional Po­lice of­fi­cers were deal­ing with around 300 mi­grants from Al­ge­ria who had been taken to Carta­gena har­bour that night by the emer­gency ser­vices.

Of­fi­cers were try­ing to al­lo­cate them to dif­fer­ent de­ten­tion cen­tres and they could not sup­port the Na­tional Po­lice of­fi­cers in San­gomera.

Two mass es­capes have al­ready taken place from the San­gomera cen­tre this year. Unions have de­cried the dan­ger­ous work­ing con­di­tions for of­fi­cers at the cen­tre. By Nuria Pérez PAR­ENTS and pupils held a protest to call for mea­sures to im­prove the teach­ing fa­cil­i­ties and con­di­tions at Los Dolses pri­mary school in Ori­huela Costa.

Their demon­stra­tion took place last Fri­day morn­ing at the round­about in front of the school. They high­lighted the lack of so­lu­tions from the coun­cil and the re­gional depart­ment for ed­u­ca­tion.

Pres­i­dent of the par­ents’ as­so­ci­a­tion, Tx­omin Argós noted that chil­dren of 44 dif­fer­ent na­tion­al­i­ties at­tended the school.

He ex­plained that they were en­ti­tled to have suf­fi­cient sup­port teach­ers but the re­gional gov­ern­ment had pro­vided four less than in pre­vi­ous years.

“We are a spe­cial school and we need spe­cial sup­port mea­sures to guar­an­tee that all chil­dren get the ed­u­ca­tion they need,” he said.

He also pointed out that the wall be­tween the school’s play­ground and the ur­ban­i­sa­tion has had a deep crack in it since 2016 but the au­thor­i­ties were pass­ing the buck and do­ing noth­ing.

As it is close to the sports courts and the play­ground, the chil­dren are at risk, he claimed.

Sr Argós also noted that spillages oc­cur­ring from a se­ries of drain pipes pour di­rectly onto the play­ground.

“Last year, one of these tubes fell spilling out wa­ter with bleach and ru­ined a stu­dent’s track­suit jacket,” he said.

He also said a heavy or­na­ment had fallen into the play­ground, but for­tu­nately no­body had been in­jured.

Sr Argós said par­ents wanted so­lu­tions re­gard­less of which author­ity was re­spon­si­ble and they were ‘sick of ex­cuses’.

“The safety of our chil­dren is at risk, it is not about po­lit­i­cal re­spon­si­bil­ity,” he said.

Protest­ing par­ents and pupils

The cafe ser­vice in the CMO

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