More than 200 African migrants scaled a six metre high double fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla on Saturday, injuring a police officer.
The statement said the police officer received a cut to his ear after being “attacked by an immigrant with one of the hooks they use to clamber up the fence” as he tried to stop them.
Four of the migrants were taken to hospital with minor injuries, the statement added.
Mobile phone footage broadcast by Spanish media showed a group of migrants running through the streets of the city. Afterwards they were taken to a migrant detention centre.
The number of migrants reaching Spain in 2017 hit a record high of nearly 22,900 according to the EU border agency Frontex.
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