26 Apr, 2022 @ 15:00
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Sex attacker arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca after witness tricks him over his mobile phone number

Sex Attacker Arrested On Spain's Costa Blanca After Witness Tricks Him Over His Mobile Phone Number
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A man accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Carcaixent, Valencia Province, was fooled into giving his mobile phone number to a witness, who passed it onto the police.

The 36-year-old assailant lost his phone during the attack on January 3.

He attacked the victim at around 2.00 am when she was returning home and forced her into a garage doorway.

Fortunately two passers-by heard the commotion and the man fled.

One of the witnesses remained in the vicinity and saw the attacker return minutes later to retrieve his phone.

The astute passer-by tricked the man by offering to help him find the phone by dialling its number.

The attacker supplied the details and the unit was found under a car which the man retrieved before fleeing.

The witness gave the Guardia Civil a full description of the aggressor and his all-important phone number.

That allowed officers to identify the suspect as being a Moroccan national who had only been in Spain for a short time.

He quit his Carcaixent address and went south to stay in various Costa Blanca towns before officers arrested him in Orihuela and seized the incriminating phone.


Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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