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Costa del Crime: Man arrested after woman found with serious head injuries following horror wrench attack

DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after a woman was violently attacked with a wrench on Wednesday.  Officers have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted...

Villagers join manhunt for ‘Galician Rambo’ an escaped prisoner with military training living in the woods in northwestern Spain

RESIDENTS of a town in Galicia in northwestern Spain have joined Guardia Civil patrols in an attempt to seek out an escaped prisoner who...

Grapes of wrath for Costa Blanca vineyard owner in Spain who was not paid for UK export deal

A Catalan businessman has been arrested for scamming an Alicante Province farmer out of 45 tons of grapes that ended up in Manchester. The farmer...

Girlfriend killer takes hostages and fires shots at police in Costa Blanca stand-off in Spain

AN early morning siege in Elche ended in the arrest of a man accused of killing his girlfriend on Christmas Day. The Policia Nacional swooped...

Drugged, robbed and murdered after threesome invitation: Two men arrested over mystery death at Madrid’s Palace Hotel

POLICE in Madrid have arrested two men in connection with the mysterious death of an American businessman at one of the capital’s most exclusive...

Mobile phone dealer in €500,000 insurance fraud on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A mobile phone dealer made dozens of bogus claims to con an insurance company out of €500,000-worth of new 'high-end' phones. The fraudster has been...

Man claims bouncers beat him up outside Costa Blanca night club in Spain

A Denia man has accused four night club security workers of attacking and injuring him for no good reason. The 43-year-old victim has filed a...

Sneaky surgeon illegally accessed medical records of his Costa Blanca housekeeper in Spain

A Costa Blanca hospital surgeon has been given a one-year jail term and fined €2,160 for illegally accessing medical files belonging to his housekeeper. The...

Alicante area robbers stole dozens of cars and electrical goods from over 80 homes in Spain

A major Alicante Province home robbery gang has been broken up in a joint Guardia Civil-Policia Nacional operation. 14 people have been arrested and two...

Jewellery thieves arrested in road chase on Spain’s Costa Blanca after robbing homes in Murcia and Valencia

TWO jewellery thieves who took watches, rings, and bracelets worth over €116,000 from four homes in the Murcia and Valencia areas have been arrested...

Joakim Broberg, stepson of Marbella Mayor Angeles Muñoz, extradited to Spain over drug trafficking, money laundering and organised crime

THE stepson of Marbella Mayor Angeles Muñoz has been extradited to Spain to face accusations of drug trafficking, money laundering and being involved in...

Fugitive Spanish rapper Valtonyc wins another extradition battle in Belgian court

A convicted rapper, known as Valtonyc, has thwarted Spain's latest bid to get him extradited from Belgian. Jose Miguel Arenas Beltran, 28, skipped a three-and-a-half...

Costa Blanca-based ‘smishing’ con fleeces €600,000 out of unsuspecting bank customers in Spain

A nationwide con saw 106 bank customers robbed of €600,000 from their accounts after they unknowingly provided access to their 'log-in' and personal details. Operation...

Tourists robbed by violent young mob in popular Costa Blanca visitor area in Spain

NINE Spaniards have been arrested for robbing people in the Levante Pier area of Alicante. The Policia Nacional said the thieves, aged between 19 and...

Family of Kirsty Maxwell who mysteriously plunged from Benidorm balcony ’set place for her at the table’ over Christmas

THE family of a British woman who died after falling from a Benidorm hotel said they 'set a place at the table' for her...

‘Armed robber’ storms Malaga bank with fake gun and flees with €600 in terrifying raid

AN alleged armed robber made off with €600 following a raid of a cash machine inside a bank in Malaga.  A 55-year-old man armed with...

Operation Cleaner: Drug gang that used ‘cocaine factory’ double-bottomed vehicles smashed by police

NATIONAL police based in the province of Malaga, Andalucia, have broken up a criminal gang that used double-bottomed vehicles equipped with drug-preparation facilities to...

EXCLUSIVE: Explosive fingerprint clue as Madeleine McCann suspect faces three new charges

New German TV doc will coincide with the new charges being levelled in February, including brutal rape of Irish girl Hazel Behan

Costa Blanca mayor who got early COVID-19 vaccine jab in Spain may get 12-year top job ban

LA NUCIA'S mayor, Bernabe Cano, could be barred from holding his area's highest office for 12 years if convicted of COVID-19 vaccine queue jumping. Cano...

Police collar major drug-trafficking and money laundering criminals in Alicante and Valencia areas of Spain

TWO drug and money-laundering gangs that did business with each other have been brought down in the Valencian Community. A seven month joint-probe between the...

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique gets big tax break from Spain’s Supreme Court

BARCELONA footballer Gerard Pique has landed a €2.1 million pre-Christmas windfall courtesy of Spain's Supreme Court. Pique, 34, has been given a refund of a...

Beauty salon owner in Fuengirola on Spain’s Costa del Sol charged with sexually assaulting employees

A FUENGIROLA beauty salon owner allegedly sexually assaulted five employees, according to a report. The man, who has not been named, was charged Wednesday at...

Woman bludgeons man to death with a hammer in Valencia area of Spain

A woman has been arrested by the Guardia Civil after using a hammer to bludgeon a man to death at her Betera home ...

Travelling robbery gang plundered Costa Blanca region properties in Spain

A gang that staged home robberies across Alicante Province has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. The three travelling thieves, all Georgian nationals, were refused...

Copper wire thieves cause train service chaos in Valencia area of Spain

THIEVES stole copper wire from a sub-station to bring mayhem to Valencia area trains on Tuesday after causing a fire that incinerated a traffic...

Christmas ‘narco’ hamper raffle featuring cocaine and hashish is halted by Murcia police in Spain

TWO Murcia drug dealers offered a seasonal bonus to customers with a chance to win a Christmas hamper crammed with drugs plus alcohol and...

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