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Young thief jailed for spree of smashing vending machines with manhole covers on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN Elche man has been jailed after he was arrested six times in a few days for breaking into vending machines in the city. The...

Costa Blanca city in Spain gets month-long deadline to remove big Francoist memorial

ELCHE council has been given until mid-December to remove a major Francoist symbol in the city. The order to take down the Cross of the...

Policeman in excess force quiz after man gets head kicked in on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Policia Nacional in Alicante are investigating accusations of excess force by an Elche officer recorded kicking a man's head three times during his...

DNA reveals vicious Costa Blanca double-murder suspect to be Russian who fled Spain

DNA evidence has revealed a Russian man- formerly based in Torrevieja- as the main suspect in two Costa Blanca killings in 2020. He also tried...

Lone female on Spain’s ‘Most Wanted’ list detained in Ecuador for running Costa Blanca prostitution ring

POLICE have caught one of Spain's top ten 'Most Wanted' fugitives hiding out in a town on the Columbia-Ecuador border. Viviana Andrea Vallejo Gutierrez, 36,...

Fake policemen steal marijuana haul from Costa Blanca drugs gang in Spain

A gang posing as Policia Nacional officers to rob drug dealers on the Costa Blanca has been arrested by the genuine police. Three men- aged...

British marijuana grower on Spain’s Costa Blanca used young son to make drug deliveries on electric scooter

A drugs gang that cultivated and exported marijuana across Europe from plantations in Alicante Province has been arrested by the Guardia Civil. One of the...

Evicted empty homes get locks changed for rental scam on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A scammer has been arrested in Elche for finding empty homes and changing the locks to rent the properties out to unsuspecting tenants. The 39-year-old...

Costa Blanca boy in Spain who killed parents and brother gets six-year internment

AN Alicante court has imposed six years of internment for a teenage boy who shot dead his parents and younger brother at their Elche...

Spain’s first advanced biofuels plant in Murcia region will create sustainable fuel for reusable space rockets

SPAIN'S first advanced biofuels plant- opening in Cartagena next year- will look to make sustainable fuel for reusable space rockets being made by Elche's...

Income tax declarations reveal Costa Blanca has two of Spain’s poorest big city areas

ALICANTE and Elche have two of Spain's poorest big city neighbourhoods according to figures compiled by the Tax Agency. The organisation says that after the...

Man tries to get debt paid and almost gets crushed between parked cars in Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man was taken to Elche General Hospital after a debtor tried to crush him against parked vehicles. A 29-year-old Romanian national has been arrested...

Five teenagers arrested on Spain’s Costa Blanca for sexually blackmailing fellow youngsters

POLICIA NACIONAL officers have arrested five Elche area teenagers aged 16 and 17 for sexual blackmail. They allegedly threatened minors via social media, saying they...

Handyman convicted again of murdering British granny on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Dutch handyman has been found guilty again of murdering a British pensioner to steal €550 from her purse. The body of Margaret McNulty, 70,...

Online love scam fleeces woman out of €200,000 on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A romance-seeking Elche woman paid out €200,000 to two scammers with bank transfers made to UK, French, Belgian and Spanish accounts. Two Spanish women, aged...

Thief in big supermarket sweep across 13 stores on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A man with an endless list of thefts to his name has been arrested in Alicante Province. His latest robbing spree saw him steal €4,000...

Benidorm crime rate soars by over 50% on Spain’s Costa Blanca

REPORTED crimes in Alicante Province went up by 24.6% in the first half of 2022, compared to last year with Benidorm rising by over...

Spectacular fireworks display on Spain’s Costa Blanca gets new date after high wind postponement

ELCHE'S Nit de l'Alba fireworks display will take place on Monday evening- two days after strong winds forced its cancellation. Council leaders along with police...

Drunk lorry driver zigzags for 30 kilometres on Costa Blanca motorway in Spain

A drunk lorry driver kept veering his vehicle between lanes for 30 kilometres on two Costa Blanca motorways. When he was pulled over by the...

Illegal Mediterranean tortoise breeding farm closed down on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AN illegal Mediterranean tortoise hatchery at an Elche finca has been shut down by the Guardia Civil. 27 animals have been removed by the Guardia's...

Fresh demand for priceless 2,400 year-old statue to return to Costa Blanca city in Spain

ELCHE council has made a fresh appeal to the Ministry of Culture and the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid to return the 'Lady of...

Police smash Costa Blanca drugs gang who exported narcotics out of Spain

A Costa Blanca-based drugs gang has been brought down in a joint operation between the Guardia Civil and Policia Nacional. Four men and two women...

Ukrainians almost overhaul British as largest foreign group in multi-national city on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE number of registered Ukrainians has increased substantially in Torrevieja since the start of the year, due to Russia's invasion of the country in...

Thieves fake ID cards unmask home jewellery robberies in Spain’s Costa Blanca

TWO men have been arrested in Torrevieja for stealing jewellery from homes in Cartagena, Elche and Petrer as well as much further afield in...

Elderly driver hits child and drags police officer along road amidst chaotic scenes on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A 75-year-old motorist caused chaos in Elche after hitting a child and then trying to drive off with a police officer clutching the driver's...

Luxury Costa Blanca villa in Spain turned into marijuana farm serving central Europe

A luxury villa in an upmarket area of Alicante was converted into a marijuana farm to serve drug traffickers in central Europe Six Lithuanian men...

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