Teenager is beheaded at immigration centre

12th May 2005, Comments 0 comments

12 May 2005, LAS PALMAS, GRAN CANARIA — A 16-year-old boy was beheaded by another youth at a centre for immigrants in the Canary Islands.

12 May 2005

LAS PALMAS, GRAN CANARIA — A 16-year-old boy was beheaded by another youth at a centre for immigrants in the Canary Islands.

The Moroccan boy was killed last night at the centre in Las Palmas on Gran Canaria, which is popular with expats and holidaymakers.

The savage killing took place after an argument between ten young Moroccan youths.

The cause of the argument has not been established by authorities who are investigating the crime.

The weapon which was used to hack off the boy's head has been seized by police, who refused to reveal any more details after a judge imposed an order to stop banning details being disclosed to the media.

But authorities at the centre insisted regular checks were made on the youngsters who were detained at the centre to stop them bringing in weapons.

It is thought the killer must have hidden the weapon and smuggled it into the centre.

It would also indicate that the killer had planned the crime beforehand and it was not simply an instantaneous killing.

Police sources, quoted by the local newspaper 'La Provincia' said it may have been an argument over drug-trafficking.

One minor has been arrested for the murder and was being questioned by police.

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Subject: Spanish news

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