Saturday, June 25, 2022

Crime & Law

Benidorm pensioners fleeced by helpful bank machine conmen on Spain’s Costa Blanca

SWINDLERS in Benidorm conned elderly people out of over €7,000 at ATMs after pretending to help them. The Policia Nacional have arrested two men- one...

Police close down big drugs ‘supermarket’ operating in centre of Spain’s Valencia City

THE Policia Nacional have arrested eight men who operated a drugs 'supermarket' out of a squatted house in the centre of Valencia City. All of...

Mother arrested for killing young son and abusing twin brother on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 27-month-old boy died in Bigastro on Saturday and his twin brother suffered various injuries after alleged systematic assaults by their mother. A woman, 32,...

Police arrest 14 illegal migrants posing as refugees fleeing war in Ukraine after they presented false documents in Alicante...

MORE than a dozen people in Alicante have been arrested for posing as Ukrainians using fraudulent documents in order to stay in Spain illegally. The...

Familes in drunken brawl over loud music at Holy Communion celebration in Spain’s Valencia area

EIGHT police patrols rushed to a Gandia restaurant on Sunday after a mass fight broke out over the music being too loud. Two families from...

Franco supporter from Spain’s Valencia faces prison for making death threats against Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez

A 51-year-old man from Paterna, Valencia Province, goes on trial on Thursday for posting social media death threats against Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez. Prosecutors have...

Mass vehicle test scam sees defective cars getting ‘pass’ certificates in Spain’s Mar Menor area

A massive scam has been uncovered at San Javier's ITV vehicle testing station in the Murcia region, with defective cars sailing through road safety...

Crooked electrician steals tonnes of copper cable from Costa Blanca communities in Spain

AN experienced electrical installer stole 1.8 tonnes of copper cable from urbanisations across Alicante Province. He caused over €40,000 of damage and sold the wire...

Dangerous dogs escape and attack passers-by in Valencia area of Spain

THE owner of seven dangerous dogs in Beniarjo has been arrested after his animals kept escaping and attacking people. A 36-year-old Spaniard has been arrested...

Police chase thief in ‘movie-style’ pursuit across apartment rooftops of Costa Blanca town in Spain

A robber tried to escape the clutches of the police by running across rooftops in a town next to Alicante-Elche airport. The 24-year-old man was...

One of UK’s ‘most wanted’ accused of £30 million fraud is arrested in Spain’s Murcia region

A 25-year-old British man on the run since 2020 for crimes of fraud and money laundering has been arrested in the Murcia area of...

Drunk British tourist causes chaos on Spain’s Mallorca with hotel and police assaults, just hours into his holiday

A British man, 46, kicked off his Mallorca holiday with a night in the police cells and hospital, after a drunken rampage in his...

Tourist visiting Spain’s Barcelona has €800,000 gold watch ripped off him

A tourist had a Barcelona trip to forget after thieves tore off his €800,000 wrist watch in the street. The theft happened on Tuesday in...

Leader of Madrid-based gang jailed for stealing catalytic converters across Spain

A criminal gang who stole catalytic converters across Spain has been brought down by the Guardia Civil after thefts in Alicante Province. Five Romanian nationals...

Police recover over €12,000 of cash and items stolen from Ukrainian refugee in distraction theft on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Ukrainian refugee had money and personal effects worth around €12,000 stolen in an Alicante City distraction theft. Two men, both aged 37, have been...

UK’s ‘Most Wanted’ woman loses extradition battle to stay in Spain

AFTER a decade on the run Sarah Panitzke will be flown home to Britain to face justice after losing a bid to serve her...

Panicked motorist trapped in overturned car following police chase on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 36-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday after overturning his car in a police chase in the Elche area. The motorist had to be cut...

Mobile phone company duped by €240,000 credit card con in Spain

A nationwide scam left an unnamed mobile phone operator in Spain out of pocket by over €240,000. The firm was tricked by a gang using...

Spain makes controversial step towards ban on prostitution

THE Spanish parliament has voted to draw up wide reaching legislation in a bid to crackdown on prostituion. The controversial move is targeted at those...

Two men go on sex assault spree during Moors and Christian festival in Alicante area city in Spain

TWO men have been arrested by the Policia Nacional for sexually assaulting at least eight women and girls during Elda's Moors and Christian festival...

Benidorm’s Terra Natura park welcomes deadly tarantula and snakes seized from Costa Blanca house in Spain

A poisonous tarantula and two snakes have been removed from an Altea house and taken to Benidorm's Terra Natura nature and animal park. Altea council...

Pensioners in Spain’s Malaga robbed of bank cards by two women who watched them tap in PIN numbers at...

POLICE in Malaga have arrested two women who stole bank cards from pensioners and illegally withdrew money from their accounts. The duo aged 24 and...

British consultant accused of defrauding UK expats in Costa Blanca and Murcia areas over Spanish residency cards

A 33-year-old British man has been arrested in the Murcia region for allegedly defrauding 25 fellow expats in Spain. The man arranged Spanish residency cards...

Okupas: Spain’s lawmakers consider measure that would see squatters evicted within 48 hours

A PROPOSAL has been put forward in the Spanish Parliament that could see squatters evicted within 48 hours. The motion argues for a change in...

Man bludgeoned to death with mother, 80, seriously injured on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 51-year-old man was beaten to death with a hammer and his mother, 80, seriously injured at their Orihuela City home early on Tuesday...

Hi-tech electronic scam foiled to give written driving test answers on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A written driving test candidate went to extraordinary lengths to pass the exam by using hi-tech gear at the Alicante test centre. Driving tests in...

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