Three charged over Alcazaba ‘drill bungle’

Those facing criminal prosecution include ex-festival’s artistic director

Twenty holes were drilled into the centuries’ old citadel wall

By Richard Torné

Three people are to be prosecuted in connection with the Alcazaba drilling incident last year after 20 holes were bored into the Arab citadel’s wall to erect scaffolding for a theatre show.

The three have been identified as Carlos Góngora, a former artistic director who was in charge of the production, an administrator of the scaffolding hire company that was outsourced to carry out the work, and a technical director working under the auspices of the Junta de Andalucía.

The incident dates back to June 2016 when workers damaged part of the 11th century wall in the castle’s Patio de Armas courtyard while erecting a metal frame to install a set of spotlights.

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