A local Customs Officer was assaulted in La Linea last week as he was speaking on his mobile phone. At around 5:30pm the officer was repeatedly hit with wooden planks, by nine men. The Guardia Civil were alerted and arrived shortly after the assailants made their escape. The man was escorted by the Guardia to the hospital where he received treatment and released shortly after.
As a result of an on-going police investigation into allegations of rape and the subsequent arrest of RGP Officer Peter Lugnani aged 28, of No.9 Calpe Barracks was today charged with five counts of Rape.
These five counts appertain to two victims and relate to two separate incidents.
The Government has today published a legislation criminalising human trafficking and such associated activities as sex trafficking and forced labour. The new legislation, which includes measures to protect any victims of human trafficking, transposes Directive 2011/36/EU through amendments to Gibraltar’s Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act and the Crimes Act.
Although Gibraltar is not a destination for trafficked persons, Justice Minister Gilbert Licudi insisted that the real significance of the amendments is that Gibraltar is determined to stay ahead of its requirement to transpose relevant EU legislation into local law.
This morning at around 11am a power cut struck half of Main Street for approximately 40 minutes. The power returned at 11:30 before being cut once again for an hour and a half, meaning many Main Street businesses were unable to trade for over two hours.
Speaking to YGTV, Gib Elec explained that the issue was due to the high voltage electrical network fault that caused one of the breakers at Orange Distribution Bastion Centre to trip on an earth fault.