Spain’s far-right Vox party suspends member after sex offence arrest


Spain’s far-right Vox party has suspended one of its senior regional members and apparently set about deleting references to him on social media after he was arrested on suspicion of sexual offences. Officers from the Catalan police force, the Mossos d’Esquadra, arrested José Antonio Ortiz Cambray, 53, on Tuesday afternoon in the city of Lleida after receiving information that prompted them to open an investigation.

“A man of Spanish nationality was arrested yesterday afternoon in Lleida in connection with that investigation,” a Mossos spokesman said. “The allegations are of crimes against sexual freedom. We cannot go into more details or say whether the victims were adults or minors.” Vox confirmed that Ortiz had been arrested, but disputed reports that he was its local leader.(theguardian)…[+]