San Sebastián (EFE).- The Gipuzkoa Provincial Council admits that it did not give 100% protection to the minor taken care of abducted last Sunday, according to what the provincial spokesperson, Eider Mendoza, has indicated.
The Gipuzkoa Provincial Council has assured that it “continues with concern” the search for the 3-year-old minor who was apparently abducted by his mother in San Sebastián.
He regretted that in this specific case the foral institution has not managed to “100% protect” the minor despite “all the efforts” made.
The foral spokesperson, Eider Mendoza, has alluded at a press conference in San Sebastián, to questions from journalists, to the kidnapping of this little boy.
A child who, according to sources in the case, is apparently of North African origin and was taking a walk with an adult when his mother allegedly kidnapped him last Sunday.
The provincial spokesperson has assured that she fully understands the “alarm generated” and has said that the Provincial Council is following the matter “with concern”.
Mendoza has declined, however, to provide any details about what happened or the situation of the child as he is a minor.
Gipuzkoa Provincial Council
«The Gipuzkoa Provincial Council, obviously, allocates all its resources, its best will and all the necessary support so that this person can be protected. Unfortunately, we did not manage to protect it 100% despite the efforts made, “he stressed.
Mendoza recalled that the Provincial Council receives more than 300 minors in its resources every year who leave “their homes since they are in a situation of helplessness.”
Ertzaintza and Prosecutor’s Office
At the moment, the Provincial Council is collaborating with the Ertzaintza and the Prosecutor’s Office to try to find the abducted minor as soon as possible, whose whereabouts remain unknown.
Mendoza has commented that it will be later, once “this matter is finished”, when the Provincial Council will analyze the protocols that were followed in the case of this minor and whether or not it is necessary to modify them.
It so happened that six years ago, in January 2017, another woman, a Romanian national, fled from Gipuzkoa with her eleven-month-old son, welcomed into a family.
The fugitive was arrested two months later in Hungary, as reported at the time by the deputy for Social Policy, Maite Peña.