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Local news and information for Castelldefels, Barcelona

Crime/Incidents Fri, Apr 1, 2011

Train station security guard punched to death after...

A security guard at the Castelldefels railway station near Barcelona died this morning after being attacked by a troublemaker. According to eye-witness reports, 20-year-old S.M.G. was causing a disturbance in the...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Jun 25, 2010

Death toll from train accident rises to 13

The number of fatal victims of Wednesday night's accident at Castelldefels railways station has risen to 13 after the forensic examination of the bodies. Eight of the victims, seven men and a woman, have already...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Jun 24, 2010

12 killed as high-speed train hits partygoers

At least 12 people, mainly young festival goers, have been killed after being run over by a high-speed train travelling between Alicante and Barcelona. The train was travelling through Castelldefels Playa station near...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Sep 26, 2008

Kidnapped mom gives captors the slip

According to reports on TV3, a woman from Castelldefels was kidnapped yesterday morning after dropping her son off at his school in the Canal Olímpico area. She was taken to a remote rural shack, but managed to escape...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Feb 8, 2008

Five bungalows destroyed in campsite fire

A fire that started at a campsite in Castelldelfels (Barcelona) during the early hours of this morning affected eight neighbouring plots and destroyed five bungalows and a car. The blaze started shortly after 3am this...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Jun 19, 2006

Missing boy found in drain

The body of the seven year old boy who went missing yesterday evening during a family trip to Castelldefels beach was found at 2am this morning inside a rainwater drain outlet not far from where he was last seen alive....

Crime/Incidents Thu, Dec 1, 2005

Castelldefels residents condemn jewellery shop murders

Several hundred people took part in a demonstration organised by the residents' association of the Vista Alegre district yesterday morning to condemn the violent murders of a local jeweller, his wife and son in a...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Sep 20, 2005

Elderly resident dies in Castelldefels blaze

Forensic experts are investigating the cause of a fire at an old people's home in Castelldefels on Sunday night, which cost the life of one of the residents; a 74 year old man from Barcelona identified as Alberto AI...