JUST IN: Spain government representative apologizes for Catalan vote injuries

Spanish police officers try to disperse voters arriving at a polling station in Barcelona on October 1, 2017, during a referendum on independence for Catalonia banned by Madrid. / AFP / Pau Barrena/

BARCELONA, Spain (AFP) — Spain’s central government representative in Catalonia apologised Friday on behalf of police to people injured when officers tried to stop them voting in the region’s independence vote.

“I can do nothing but regret it, apologise on behalf of the officers who intervened,” Enric Millo, the central government representative in Catalonia, said in a television interview.