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Crime/Incidents news and information for Spain

Crime/Incidents Tue, Sep 19, 2017

Earthquake in Sevilla that nobody noticed

AN EARTHQUAKE struck the province of Sevilla at lunchtime today (Tuesday), according to the National Geographical Institute (IGN) – but nobody even felt it. The epicentre was in the village of El Saucejo at exactly 12...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Sep 18, 2017

Homeless man finds healthy newborn in wheelie-bin

A HOMELESS man hunting for food in a wheelie-bin in Ourense (Galicia) found a newborn baby – alive and well. He discovered the infant at aroun 16.00 yesterday (Sunday) near number 20 of the C/ Río Bibei in the far...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Barcelona bakery explosion 'accident, not terrorism'

A BAKERY explosion in central Barcelona has left 21 people injured, one of whom is in a critical condition, but authorities stress that the blast was an unfortunate accident and not a deliberate act of destruction....

Crime/Incidents Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Red Cross doctor from Spain murdered in Afghanistan

A SPANISH doctor working in Afghanistan with the Red Cross has been shot dead whilst on the job, according to the charity and confirmed by the embassy. Lorena Enebral Pérez, 38, was a physiotherapist caring for...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Sep 11, 2017

Police warn of Zara voucher WhatsApp scam

NATIONAL Police have warned of a WhatsApp scam in which messages claim to offer €150 vouchers to spend in high-street chain Zara on its website. If the phone user clicks on the link, he or she is asked to fill in an...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Sep 10, 2017

Forest fire on Huelva-Sevilla border forces evacuations

A HUGE forest fire in the province of Huelva has forced emergency services to evacuate over 500 residents, but they were all able to return home last night (Saturday). The blaze broke out on Friday afternoon in La...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Sep 7, 2017

Brits arrested in fake sickness claim racket in Mallorca

BRITISH scammers who forced hotels to shell out nearly €8 million in fake food-poisoning claims have been arrested in Mallorca. They were said to have been ringleaders in the racket and responsible for sending...