1 May, 2024 @ 18:30
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Wanted woman is apprehended in the Netherlands over assassination attempt of far-right politician in Spain – after arrests of British expat and her boyfriend

Wanted woman is apprehended in the Netherlands over the assassination attempt of a far-right politician in Spain - after the arrests of a British expat and her Spanish boyfriend

A DUTCH woman has been arrested on suspicion of involvement in an assassination attempt on Spanish politician Alejo Vidal-Quadras last November.

She was detained in the Netherlands, according to the Policia Nacional.

The co-founder of the far-right Vox party was shot in the jaw outside his Madrid home on November 9 last year by a hitman, but survived the attack.


VIDAL-QUADRAS, MARCH 2024(Cordon Press image)

Vidal-Quadras, 78, believes that Iran ordered the hit due to his ties with members of the Iranian opposition.

The Dutch woman is suspected of financing and preparing the assassination attempt on Vidal-Quadras.

The Policia Nacional did not release any further details about her identity or when she was arrested.

Naraya Gomez, 26, was arrested last year, alongside his British girlfriend, Sasha Brooks, in Lanjaron, Granada, for their part in the assassination plot.

Brooks was released on bail but Gomez was jailed ahead of his trial.


Gomez is accused of helping hire the contract killer, a wanted Frenchman of Tunisian origin, before travelling to a hotel in Madrid with him on the eve of the attack.

According to police, Gomez followed the Frenchman in his car on the day of the shooting.

After the hit, the killer- who is also wanted for a murder in Paris- dumped his motorbike and set it on fire, before being picked up by Gomez to make his getaway.

Gomez’s blue hire car was spotted on CCTV in Madrid’s Barrio Salamanca in the weeks running up to the attack, tracking Vidal-Quadras’s movements. 

The same car was later found illegally parked in Lanjaron, leading to his arrest.

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