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Local news and information for Orihuela Costa, Alicante

Crime/Incidents Sun, Jun 18, 2017

Brit wife-stabber from Orihuela Costa arrested after...

A BRITISH man who tried to murder his wife in Orihuela Costa has been found an hour north in Benidorm, driving a car which did not belong to him and carrying a large sum of money in cash. The accused, named as David...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Feb 28, 2017

Brit bar brawl leads to near-fatal stabbing

A BRITISH man is in intensive care after he was stabbed at home by another expat following a drunken row in a southern Costa Blanca bar. Guardia Civil officers arrested a 63-year-old UK national and found him to be in...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Jan 18, 2016

Brit bar brawl leaves one dead in Villamartín

A BRITISH man has lost his life in a brawl at a pub on the urbanisation Villamartín in Orihuela Costa, southern Alicante province. The undisclosed bar, run and almost exclusively frequented by British nationals who...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Apr 5, 2014

La Zenia beach body is wanted criminal from Liverpool

THE body of a man found washed up on the beach in Orihuela Costa is that of a British citizen from Liverpool who was wanted by UK police after a stabbing incident, authorities confirm. Francis Brennan, 25, is thought to...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Mar 31, 2014

Taped-up body in a sack washed up on Costa Blanca beach

A BODY wrapped up in an industrial-sized bin-bag and duct tape has been washed up on an Orihuela Costa (Alicante) beach. The grisly discovery was made just before noon yesterday (Sunday) on the Cala del Bosque beach...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Apr 11, 2012

Body of Orihuela's missing Brit found

Police have confirmed that the body of a 54-year-old British man, missing from Orihuela since last Wednesday night, was found on Tuesday morning. Specialist divers with the Guardia Civil found the body at around 10am on...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Aug 22, 2009

‘Dangerous’ boat-load of immigrants docks in Cabo Roig

ELEVEN Algerians who attempted to enter Spain on a small sailing boat have been taken into custody and will shortly be repatriated. They reached the Orihuela Costa (Alicante) at around 11.00hrs yesterday morning. Port...

Crime/Incidents Sun, May 31, 2009

Murdered British girl worked in family pub

A BRITISH girl who was found murdered in the Cabo Roig estate in Orihuela Costa (Alicante) lived with her boyfriend and worked in the family pub, police say. The victim, 20, was found lying on a plastic sheet in the...

Crime/Incidents Sat, May 30, 2009

British girl, 20, found murdered in Cabo Roig hotel room

A BRITISH girl has died in a hotel on the Cabo Roig urbanisation near Torrevieja (Alicante) and police have arrested her boyfriend. She was found dead in her room yesterday with multiple knife-wounds to the neck. Police...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Jun 9, 2008

British man accused of abusing daughter

A 57 year old British man has been arrested accused of sexually abusing his 14 year old daughter. The suspect was detained at 4am yesterday morning at an address on the Los Altos residential estate in Orihuela Costa...

Transport Tue, May 6, 2008

Pedestrian pair killed by drunk driver

A couple in their mid-forties were knocked down and killed while walking along the hard shoulder of the N-332 in Orihuela Costa (Alicante) shortly after midnight last night. The driver, who tested over the limit for...