The eight detainedUntil now, due to the assault on the young man from Amorebieta, who is admitted in a state of maximum gravity, they belong to a violent youth gang that calls itself “The Koala Brothers (LHK)“. Five of the detainees are minors and some have been supervised by the Biscay Provincial Council, and form an organization that has background for other violent actions in recent years among which are robberies and assaults.

Josu Erkoreka, Vice-Lehendakari and Security Councilor, warns that the investigation remains ongoing and it is likely that there will be more detainees in the next few hours. At least fifteen boys from between 16 and 20 years that belonged to the reorganization in the younger generations of the aforementioned conflictive gang, where there are members of up to 38 years. Therefore, after one of them surrenders, it is to be hoped that the number of detainees does not end in the eight current.

In the video handled by the Authorities, it can be seen that the victim was beaten with sticks, fists and bottles. In addition, shouts like “You are going to kill him”. After the beating, the gang members involved some belongings were stolen of the attacked. However, the Vice-Lehendakari has emphasized that wait until obtaining “a more solid documentary and witness support”, since just a video is not enough.

In addition, he warns that until there is more evidence, it will not be possible to know “what was the real will of the aggressors, if it was to cause an injury or went further, in tune with those who cheered them. As the Ertzaintza’s police operation progresses, it will be possible to establish whether the attempted homicide is one of the imputable crimes.

On the other hand, the attacked young man, a resident of Lemoa, continues to be admitted in a state of extreme gravity in the Resuscitation Unit of the Hospital de Cruces and, although the prognosis is very delicate, the doctors have transmitted optimism to the relatives.


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