Notorious gang-leader Santiago Correas known as The Snowman (pictured being arrested after being taken from hospital), and his eight fellow gang members (including his wife and his brother) are facing a total of over 100 years in jail.

Their trial started this week, with prosecutors calling for Correas to get 12 years behind bars after his alleged involvement in the beating up of a man who was walking his dog in a park area of San Roque in Torrevieja back in July 2013.

The victim had refused to give up his house keys and got seriously assaulted as a result.

Guardia and National Police officers shot Correas twice in a raid at his Santomera home outside Murcia City the following month, with his lawyer arguing that excessive force had been used against her unarmed client who was with his child.

The gang are accused of being involved in a series of violent assaults in the Murcia and Alicante regions.