31 May, 2022 @ 11:42
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Belgian man kidnaps young son and brings him to Spain’s Costa Blanca

Belgian who kidnapped young son is caught driving around Spain's Costa Blanca
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A Belgian man has been arrested for child abduction after fleeing with his two-year-old son to Spain.

The man, 50, was detained by the Policia Nacional in Alicante and had a European Arrest Warrant issued against him.

Officers on a roadside patrol got suspicious when they spotted his Belgian-plated car packed with belongings.

The child was with him and a database check revealed that he was wanted by Belgian authorities.

The man was in a dispute with his ex-wife who had principal custody of their son.

He nevertheless had some access and should have dropped the boy off at a nursery in early April.

He broke the agreement and drove to Antwerp where caught a ferry to Mallorca.

From that point, his whereabouts were unknown until he was picked up by police in Alicante.

The father faces up to five years in a Belgian prison.

His son has been cared for by social services until his mother arrives to be reunited with him.


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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