Santa Cruz de Tenerife (EFE) He was provisionally released without precautionary measures as the alleged perpetrator of a crime of less serious injuries.
Martín has renounced in writing to take possession of the act of councilor if he were elected on Sunday.
He has also resigned from all his positions, including councilor and adviser in the Cabildo de Tenerife, a resignation that has been accepted by the party, which considers that his behavior has not been “exemplary”.
As reported by the Superior Court of Justice of the Canary Islands, the Duty Court in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, number 3, has taken a statement from José Ángel Martín in relation to this alleged aggression. The investigating magistrate has released him on provisional release without any precautionary measure as the alleged perpetrator of a crime of less serious injuries.
Alteration during an electoral visit
The arrest of Martín, who has spent the night in police cells awaiting his judicial appearance, occurred on Wednesday afternoon for an alleged assault during an electoral visit to the El Tablero sports center, where he went with Patricia Hernández, the candidate for mayor of the capital of Tenerife, and her team to record a video about her condition.
Patricia Hernández has reported that after the group left the facilities, José Ángel Martín returned to go to the bathroom, at which time the altercation occurred, in which a man suffered a broken leg.
Through his lawyer, José Ángel Martín informed Patricia Hernández of his resignation from assuming the act of councilor and the resignation of his positions, which has been accepted because the candidate considers that beyond possible mitigating factors or provocations his conduct has not been exemplary and the four-year project for the city is above acronyms and people.
The candidate has stressed that in a situation of this type it is necessary to act with “forcefulness” and “there is no room for hot cloths”, and for this reason she has launched a “clear and forceful message against violence”.
“In politics you have to be exemplary, beyond the extenuating or provocations that José Ángel Martín states that could have happened. It is clear that yesterday’s behavior was not exemplary ”, and, therefore, the number two on his list has resigned from all his positions“ and the PSOE accepts it ”.