THE former mayor of La Linea has been accused of burning official documents just days before losing control of the Town Hall.
New mayor, Gemma Araujo, claims that Alejandro Sanchez ordered a police van to take a series of boxes to be incinerated.
Many of the documents are said to relate to possible illegal activity during the two years Sanchez controlled the council.
She confirmed that the new administration has managed to save at least one box of evidence containing fines, identity documents, receipts, electricity bills and records of drug raids.
“A police van was used to transport a series of boxes containing the documents to another part of the city where they were burned,” the mayor explained.
Araujo has also denounced Sanchez for moving a children’s playground, worth 4,000 euros and owned by the Town Hall, to the family home of an ex councillor.
It comes as Gibraltar is left breathing a sigh of relief that the Sanchez years are over.
Araujo, the town’s first female mayor, has declared that she has ‘no intention whatsoever’ of implementing ‘any toll, either coming in or out of Gibraltar’.
To this end she has already begun to dismantle the bollards built by Sanchez. She also described his policy of harassment towards Gibraltar as ‘a serious political error’.