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Local news and information for Guardamar del Segura, Alicante

Crime/Incidents Sat, Sep 2, 2017

Father leaves daughter, 5, home alone to go to karaoke bar

A SPANISH father has been arrested on the southern Costa Blanca for leaving his five-year-old daughter home alone when he went for a night out at a karaoke. One of his neighbours called the police at around 03.25 on...

Crime/Incidents Wed, May 31, 2017

Earthquake of 2.4 on the southern Costa Blanca

AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 2.4 on the Richter scale has been reported to the north-east of Guardamar del Segura in the southern limits of the province of Alicante. At this magnitude, damage is extremely rare and any...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Jul 7, 2015

British couple fakes kidnap and threatens parents

A BRITISH couple has been arrested at a Costa Blanca villa for faking a kidnap in order to extort money from the woman's parents and gain back custody of their daughter. Guardia Civil officers and the UK's...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Dec 2, 2012

Online customers buy mobile phones and receive parcels...

TWO men have been arrested in Guardamar del Segura (Alicante) for selling top-of-the-range mobile phones online and sending vegetables to buyers instead. Police say they received a flood of reports from people in Jaén...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 14, 2012

Rollercoaster derails, six hurt

SIX people were injured when two rollercoaster carriages veered off the track at a fairground yesterday in Guardamar del Segura (Alicante). A 34-year-old woman, thought to be an expatriate or a holidaymaker, is in...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Jan 24, 2010

British woman in custody over partner's stabbing

A BRITISH woman has been arrested in Guardamar del Segura (Alicante) on suspicion of having beaten and stabbed her boyfriend. The 40-year-old man, also British, was taken by ambulance to Torrevieja hospital at 06.00hrs...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Mar 10, 2008

Body of young woman found near Austrian van

Police are investigating the death of a young woman whose body was found near an abandoned van with Austrian licence plates close to the Segura river estuary in Guardamar del Segura (Alicante) earlier today. The...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Jan 11, 2008

Drunk driver found dead in cell

A motorcyclist arrested yesterday following a traffic accident was found dead this morning at the Guardia Civil barracks in Guardamar del Segura (Alicante). He was arrested after refusing a breath test after coming off...

Travel/Tourism Fri, Aug 3, 2007

Tons of seaweed removed from Guardamar beach

Last week a team of beach cleaners collected a mountain of 40 tons of algae on the beaches in Guardamar del Segura. Strong currents had swept the seaweed onto the beaches. The majority of the algae were on a small...

Travel/Tourism Fri, Jul 20, 2007

Guardamar's Roqueta Beach named among Alicante's finest

The regional Environment ministry has undertaken a survey of the region's coastal areas. Of 186 beaches inspected over the course of last week, 129 were described as excellent or very good. With respect to the Vega...