Crime & Law

Jewels stolen from nursing home resident are pawned off by caregiver in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A Villajoyosa nursing home worker has been arrested for stealing jewellery and money from a 94-year-old resident. The Guardia Civil also arrested the owner of...

Poisoned vodka and fake honey: 15,000 tonnes of illegal food & drink seized as 42 smuggling gangs busted in...

EUROPOL and Interpol have just concluded an 18-month long operation which targeted the trafficking of fake and substandard food and drink. The tenth operation of...

Woman is set alight and almost suffocated by a plastic bag over a traffic dispute in Murcia area of...

A Murcia couple have been arrested for trying to kill a woman by burning and suffocating her The Los Ramos district residents sprayed a flammable...

Man threatened fire-fighting helicopter pilot with shotgun for ‘stealing’ water from his lake in central Spain as wildfire raged...

A 63-year-old Spaniard is under investigation for threatening a pilot of a forest fire-fighting helicopter with a shotgun.  The man threatened the pilot, who worked...

Spain’s ministers back law to fine people up to €140,000 for publicly supporting ex-dictator General Franco

A draft 'Law on Democratic Memory' that bans public expressions of support for the ex-dictator, General Francisco Franco, has been backed by the Spanish...

Drunk and drugged-up Costa Blanca driver breaks every rule as police in Spain chase him down

A 61-year-old driver racked up a heap of trouble after an Alicante Province car chase. The Spaniard was above the legal limit for alcohol and...

EU Court ruling may allow employers to ban staff from wearing religious headscarves

THE highest level of the European Court ruled on July 16 that companies may prohibit women from wearing religious face coverings in the workplace.  The...

Rape charges dropped against Afghan students accused of assaulting American sisters in Murcia area of Spain

THREE Afghan men have had rape charges dropped against them by Murcia's Provincial Court. The local students were accused of assaulting three American sisters in...

Police probe Costa Blanca lifeguard for making lewd sexual video while working on a beach in Spain

A lifeguard is being investigated by Benidorm's Policia Nacional over inappropriate lewd behaviour at Calpe's Arenal-Bol beach. The man was in the surveillance chair observing...

Teen arrested over brutal assault of nurse on Madrid metro in row over not wearing a facemask

A TEEN has been arrested after a nurse was left blinded in one eye following a savage attack on the Madrid metro.  The nurse was...

Seven British fugitives nabbed in Spain within fortnight proving Costa del Sol is still favoured hangout for criminals on...

SEVEN British fugitives have been tracked down and arrested in Spain within a fortnight, the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has revealed. The fugitives, all...

Nurse blinded in one eye after confronting thug for not wearing a face mask on Madrid metro

A NURSE was left with a damaged eye socket after he was severely beaten for confronting a man who was not wearing face masks...

‘PEEPING TOM’ slid mobile phone under changing room curtain to take photos of semi-naked woman on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man has been arrested for sliding his mobile phone under a dressing room curtain in a Costa Blanca clothes store to take photos...

Isaac López Tirado killing: Autistic teen fatally stabbed in Madrid

DETECTIVES in Madrid have launched a murder investigation to find the gang responsible for the killing of an 18-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome.  Isaac López Tirado,...

New neo-Nazi group identified in Valencia as hate crime spirals throughout Spain

POLICE are currently investigating the arrival of a new neo-Nazi group in Valencia city. Known as Bastion Frontal and originating from Madrid, the group is...

Pregnant and abused woman throws a note off her apartment balcony calling for help on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A pregnant woman made a desperate plea for help after suffering at the hands of her abusive husband at their Elche apartment. She had been...

Four Benidorm area gang rapists are jailed for over 60 years in Spain’s Costa Blanca

FOUR men who raped a 19-year-old woman in Benidorm and Callosa d'en Sarria at the start of the New Year in 2019 have been...

Russian computer hacker from the Costa Blanca who stole €4 million from banks is jailed by Spain’s National High...

A Costa Blanca-based Russian hacker who stole over €4 million from banks around the world has been jailed for a four-and-a-half years. The National High...

Is it illegal to drive while wearing flip flops in Spain?

It's going to be a scorching summer – but if you were tempted to slip on flip-flops for a road trip, you should think...

Government responds as Spain’s first state of alarm declared unconstitutional

THE government has hit back after Spain's top court ruled that last year's strict coronavirus lockdown was unconstitutional. In a statement, the Minister of Justice...

Armed men suspected of ‘starvation’ robbery at a Lidl supermarket in Mar Menor area of Spain

TWO men brandished a gun at a Lidl supermarket in San Javier this morning(July 15) to steal a full trolley of food items. The duo...

Children hooked on drugs are forced to rob homes on Spain’s Costa Blanca to pay off debts to criminal...

A Torrevieja gang supplied drugs to children and forced them to rob homes as payment. 11 people, including four minors, were arrested for belonging to...

Medics accuse a man of assault in Spain’s Murcia after they removed his pregnant wife’s hijab

THREE Alhama de Murcia emergency health workers have complained about a man who lost his temper over the removal of his pregnant wife's hajib. A...

Car hire firms defrauded by gang who sub-leased vehicles to criminals in the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol...

A gang defrauded Spanish car rental companies by hiring vehicles and then leasing them out to criminals who wanted to stay anonymous. 12 people have...

Man admits to claiming his dead mother’s pension for 16 years on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Alicante man has pled guilty to claiming over €91,000 of his dead mother's state pension for 16 years. He was given a two-year jail...

BAD APPLE: Farmer in Spain’s Valencia investigated for exploiting 26 workers and housing them in ‘precarious and unsanitary’ conditions

A CITRUS fruit farmer in Picassent (Valencia) is being investigated by the Guardia Civil after he was found to be employing 26 workers without...

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