Another mass break-out from detention centre
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