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Builders missing after Madrid apartment block collapse
Crime/Incidents Wed, May 23, 2018

Builders missing after Madrid apartment block collapse

A TEAM of around 50 firefighters continue to search for two builders lost among the rubble of a block which collapsed in Madrid on Tuesday. Both the missing contractors were working on the fifth floor of the apartment...

African migrants kidnapped for ransom on arrival in Spain
Crime/Incidents Fri, May 18, 2018

African migrants kidnapped for ransom on arrival in Spain

MIGRANTS who risked their lives on the high seas to reach Spain were kidnapped and held to ransom by a gang based in Algeciras (Cádiz province), the southernmost town on the mainland. After following one of the most...

Two Catalunya terror suspects arrested in France
Crime/Incidents Tue, May 15, 2018

Two Catalunya terror suspects arrested in France

FRENCH police have caught two suspects believed to be linked to last August's terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils (Tarragona province). They say the men were arrested in the département of Haute-Garonne, of...

Police explain why cannabis plants seen drying out in headquarters
Crime/Incidents Mon, May 14, 2018

Police explain why cannabis plants seen drying out in...

GUARDIA Civil officers in Sant Andreu de la Barca (Barcelona province) have had to clarify a Twitter debate after a regional MP posted a photograph of cannabis plants drying out in their headquarters. Rubén Wagensberg,...

Australia campaigns against lenient gang-rape sentence
Crime/Incidents Wed, May 9, 2018

Australia campaigns against lenient gang-rape sentence

OUTRAGE over the lenient sentence given to five men who gang-raped an 18-year-old woman at Pamplona's Sanfermines bull-running fiesta has reached the other side of the world – protests have been staged in five...

'Jihad' terrorism recruiters caught in Tenerife
Crime/Incidents Mon, May 7, 2018

'Jihad' terrorism recruiters caught in Tenerife

THREE men have been arrested in Tenerife on suspicion of sending a terrorist recruit to Syria to fight with the organisation Al-Nusra. National Police say the recruit, a 35-year-old Moroccan, was 'radicalised'...

Rajoy's police escort killed in motorbike crash
Crime/Incidents Mon, May 7, 2018

Rajoy's police escort killed in motorbike crash

ONE of the motorcyclists killed in a crash in Madrid on Sunday was president Mariano Rajoy's police escort, confirm sources from the Moncloa, the leader's official residence. A policeman and a 32-year-old woman...

British fugitive arrested in Barcelona was suspect in Stephen Lawrence murder
Crime/Incidents Sun, May 6, 2018

British fugitive arrested in Barcelona was suspect in...

A BRITISH fugitive who has been on the run for over two years has been caught in Barcelona, despite trying to convince police he was an Italian tourist. Jamie Acourt, 41, was one of the 10 'most wanted' whose...

58 arrests in €60 million VAT scam
Crime/Incidents Fri, May 4, 2018

58 arrests in €60 million VAT scam

Officers from the National Police and the Tax Office have shut down an outfit involved in avoiding VAT and laundering money to the tune of €60 million (€45 million in Spain) and have arrested 58 people in Spain,...

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