Over 200 people have put their names to a petition in San Pedro del Pinatar complaining about the incessant accumulation of rubbish by squatters who are residing in two half-finished, and seemingly abandoned, buildings in the Los Pinos neighbourhood of the town.
The complaint was brought to a head last week following the report by a 30 year old woman of an attempted rape as she claims to have been dragged by a man at knifepoint toward the buildings, which are situated close to the CEIP Los Pinos School. Luckily a neighbour heard her screams and stopped with his van, so the aggressor ran away.
Without sanitation and only the minimum conditions of habitability, more than 30 people, said to be of Maghrebi origin, are now said to be squatting in the derelict buildings which have now become a dumping ground giving off an unbearable stench
“The numbers living on the site have been growing year on year and we are now concerned about their proximity to the local school,” said a local resident. “The teachers also share our concerns but neither the City Council, the courts nor the Police seem willing to take any action.”