18-year-old boy dies in violent knife attack

by Lorraine Williamson
violent crime

BARCELONA – Police in Barcelona (Mossos) have launched an investigation into the violent death of an 18-year-old man in Pineda de Mar.

According to their official website, at 8.30 pm on Thursday, they received information that a violent incident had taken place.

Knife attack

On arrival at the scene, a man was lying unconscious. Furthermore, there were indications the violent attack had been caused by a knife or knives. However, despite efforts from the emergency services and the police, they were unable to revive him.

Investigation into violent attack

Police from the Criminal Investigation Area of ​​the North Metropolitan Police Region are conducting an investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the case.

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Massive street fight

EFE news agency reported on a massive street fight. They stated that sources close to the investigation indicated that the victim was stabbed in the chest during a violent street fight in which many people participated. The alleged attackers fled the scene after the fatal stabbing.

Man arrested

As later Tweeted by Mossos, a man has now been arrested in connection with the death. The investigation continues.


The problem of youth crime is not just found in Barcelona. As reported previously, the regional government in Madrid has launched an action plan against youth gangs.

Also read: Violent youth gangs in Madrid

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