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Local news and information for Alicante / Alacant city

Crime/Incidents Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Mugger 'hugged and kissed' victims in three regions

A WOMAN has been arrested in connection with 12 muggings involving 'hugging' her victims in the street, each of them hundreds of kilometres apart. The 27-year-old, said to be a Romanian national, was caught in...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Italian mafia boss in hiding since 1993 caught in Alicante

AN ITALIAN mafia boss who has been on the run for nearly 25 years has been caught in Alicante, according to National Police. Fausto Pellegrinetti had been living in a luxury penthouse apartment in an exclusive area of...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Oct 6, 2017

Son-in-law innocent of CAM bank boss' widow's murder

FURTHER forensic tests have ruled out that the killer of the CAM bank chairman's widow was her son-in-law. María del Carmen Martínez, 70, was shot at close range inside her landrover on the forecourt of a garage...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Mystery of skull found in Alicante wheelie-bin solved

A HORRIFIED homeless man who found a human skull whilst sifting through a wheelie-bin sparked a murder inquiry in the east-coast city of Alicante this week. But the person who put it there has come forward and confessed...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Jun 20, 2017

YouTube prankster victim fined €30 for pulling a punch

A YOUTUBER who carried out hidden-camera practical jokes has been awarded just €30 in compensation after he was hit by a victim, with a judge pointing out that he 'accepted a certain level of risk' with his...

Economy Tue, Mar 28, 2017

Spanish toy exports to UK plummet due to Brexit vote

TOY exports from Spain to the UK have shrunk in the last nine months due to the uncertainty surrounding the impending Brexit process and the fall of the pound sterling against the euro. The Spanish Toy...