Thursday, December 9, 2021

Crime & Law

Man attacked by baseball bat over tangerine skin being thrown onto a Costa Blanca road in Spain

A man got pummelled with a baseball bat after complaining about a woman throwing tangerine skins onto a Costa Blanca road. He needed 15 stitches...

Brits jailed for Spain-UK heroin smuggling plot

MEMBERS of a gang that imported a ‘vast amount’ of drugs into the UK from Spain have been given hefty jail sentences. Stephen Hunt, 60,...

Teenage boy fatally stabbed in the heart during angry showdown in Valencia area of Spain

A youth, 16, died on Sunday after being stabbed in the heart in a Burjassot park in Valencia Province. The Policia Nacional have arrested a...

Lorry driver, 5 times over drink-drive limit, hits cars and does not stop for police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A drunk lorry driver hit two cars in Alicante before speeding 150 kilometres north to Valencia where he was stopped at a disused toll...

Fugitive human trafficking boss arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca and will be extradited to France

A fugitive wanted by French authorities for being a key member of a human trafficking gang has been arrested in Alicante. The 36-year-old Paraguayan man...

Champagne Charlie: Disgraced lawyer in Mallorca jailed after stealing 64 bottles of bubbly

A FORMER Palma lawyer has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for burglary after he stole 64 bottles of Champagne. In...

Woman, 30, found stabbed to death in Spain’s Valencia hours after family reported her missing

TRIBUTES have been paid to a 30-year-old woman stabbed to death in Valencia.  The woman was found dead at a property on Calle del Conde...

Costa Blanca mayor faces COVID-19 vaccine queue-jumping trial after judge in Spain throws out appeal

A Villajoyosa judge has rejected an appeal from a Costa Blanca mayor that there's not enough evidence for him to be prosecuted for illegally...

Man brutally beat his partner to death within hours of arriving on the Costa Blanca in Spain

A Hungarian man, 51, has been convicted by an Alicante jury for killing his partner in a brutal assault at their Costa Blanca home...

Young boy, 14, left with burst eardrum after vicious classmate attack in Spain’s Valencia

A TEEN has been left seriously injured after being attacked by a gang of thugs from his school in Valencia.  The 14-year-old man was pounced...

Man arrested after trying to sell items donated to victims of La Palma volcano 

A TENERIFE thief snagged €15,000 worth of donations that had been collected for victims of the La Palma volcano - then tried to sell...

Smuggler gets €8 million fine after yacht carrying drugs sank off the Costa Blanca in Spain

FOUR people have been jailed and given massive fines after a plan to sail into Torrevieja with 2.4 tons of hashish went badly wrong. The...

Clandestine cannabis club goes to pot on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THREE people who ran an illegal cannabis club in Denia have been arrested for selling drugs at their city centre headquarters. It's the latest in...

Expat pensioner forced to ‘sofa-surf’ in the UK after falling victim to alleged fake padron scam on Spain’s Costa...

LILY Higgins had bought her dream home in southern Spain and applied for the necessary TIE card to allow her to retire here. The 72-year-old...

People smugglers arrested in Costa Blanca and Madrid areas who charged €12,000 per person for journey to Spain

POLICE have smashed the Spanish end of an international people smuggling gang that charged Bangladeshi nationals an average of €12,000 each to get into...

Thugs will be fitted with ‘rapist tags’ to monitor when they go near victims in new pilot scheme in...

ELECTRONIC ankle tags that can monitor sexual assault offenders are to be rolled out in Catalunya as part of a pilot scheme. The ‘rapist tags' will...

Judge reveals evidence of ‘environmental crime’ in Mar Menor pollution investigation in Spain

A Murcia judge says there is evidence of an 'environmental crime' in his probe of 38 agricultural businesses accused of illegally dumping 5.9 billion...

Carer stole jewellery and made illegal cash withdrawals from elderly lady in Murcia area of Spain

A carer of a disabled 71-year-old Murcia City woman stole jewellery from her as well as withdrawing €12,000 from her bank account. The Policia Nacional...

Sneaky thief punctured tyres in car park on Spain’s Costa Blanca to steal shopping while drivers put on a...

AN off-duty police officer has arrested a man in an Alicante shopping area car park who punctured car tyres to stage distraction thefts while...

Sweatshop owner is arrested in Alicante area of Spain for paying low wages and threatening Moroccan workers

AN Alicante area business owner has been accused of paying workers just €150 a week and forcing them to eat and sleep in his...

WATCH: Ryanair drama as passengers restrain aggressive man who wanted to open plane door mid-air between Spain and Hungary

A passenger on a Ryanair flight between Sevilla and Budapest threatened to open the main cabin door and had to be restrained by his...

Electric scooter thief is trapped by modern technology on the Costa Blanca in Spain

A GPS tracker on a stolen rental scooter trapped a thief who took it across the Costa Blanca. The scooter was stolen from Playa del...

Car salesman threatened with knife during test drive as customer steals car in Valencia area of Spain

A Valencia area car salesman took a customer on a test drive only to be threatened with a knife as the potential buyer drove...

Family of three including young son found dead in home in Spain’s Valencia

A FAMILY-of-three including one young son were found dead in a home in Catarroja.  Firefighters said there was a strong smell of gas coming from...

Merchant ship captain arrested on suspicion of human trafficking and forced labour in Spain’s Murcia

THE Guardia Civil arrested the captain of a merchant ship in Cartagena, Murcia, Spain, after intercepting the vessel that was allegedly being used for...

Man arrested after 30-year-old found bleeding to death in Madrid toilet

A YOUNG man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a 30-year-old man was stabbed to death next to a busy Madrid train...

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