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Local news and information for Santa Pola, Alicante

Crime/Incidents Sun, Feb 26, 2017

Gas blast kills man in Santa Pola apartment block

A GAS explosion in an apartment in Santa Pola (southern Alicante province) left one man dead and caused a fire which destroyed three storeys, emergency services reveal. The conflagration at number 7 of the C/ Almansa,...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Feb 9, 2017

British paedophile, 70, arrested in Santa Pola

A BRITISH man accused of sexual assaults on over 30 children in the UK and Thailand has been arrested in Santa Pola (Alicante province). The 70-year-old was identified after a paedophile's computer was examined...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Jul 26, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africans sail into Santa Pola

A SMALL motorboat carrying four sub-Saharan Africans attempting to enter Spain via the back door has been intercepted off the coast of Santa Pola (Alicante province). Coastguard rescuers were alerted at around 16.15hrs...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Jan 12, 2013

Teacher and nine pupils injured when classroom floor...

NINE children and a teacher were injured yesterday (Friday) when the floor of a primary school in Santa Pola (Alicante) caved in. It happened just after 09.00hrs, when the teacher was taking the register for her class...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Jul 24, 2010

Fatal microlight crash off Santa Pola coast

A 60-year-old man died after the microlight aircraft in which he was flying crashed into the sea just off the coast of Santa Pola in Alicante today. The accident, which is still being investigated, happened at 12.15pm...

Society Fri, Aug 22, 2008

Rescued boat people refuse Tripoli landing

Negotiations are under way to convince the majority of around fifty stranded illegal immigrants rescued by the crew of a Spanish trawler around 100 miles from Tripoli earlier this week, that they will be fairly treated...