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Crime/Incidents news & information for Spain

Protests after 'La Manada' victim's appeal fails
Crime/Incidents Thu, Dec 6, 2018

Protests after 'La Manada' victim's appeal fails

PROTESTS have broken out across Spain in response to a regional High Court of Justice's having confirmed a nine-year sentence for 'sexual abuse' of an 18-year-old woman and acquitted the five offenders of...

Drug gang 'played classical music to plants'
Crime/Incidents Fri, Nov 9, 2018

Drug gang 'played classical music to plants'

AN ORGANISED cannabis-dealing racket played classical music to their plants to help them grow, according to police in the south of the province of Alicante. Five men of Swedish, German and Spanish nationality, aged...

Franco's tomb defaced in protest against past oppression
Crime/Incidents Wed, Oct 31, 2018

Franco's tomb defaced in protest against past oppression

Guardia Civil officers have detained the sculptor Enrique Tenreiro in the Valle de los Caídos (Valley of the Fallen, Madrid) for defacing the tombstone of Francisco Franco. Using a plastic can of red spray paint that...

Rafa rolls up his sleeves: tennis ace bails out flooded homes
Crime/Incidents Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Rafa rolls up his sleeves: tennis ace bails out flooded...

TENNIS star Rafa Nadal has not stopped at lending his sports centre to flood victims to sleep in – the ATP world number one has been seen bailing out a home in the rain-battered town of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar....

'Aliens' star Al Matthews found dead in Costa Blanca villa
Crime/Incidents Mon, Sep 24, 2018

'Aliens' star Al Matthews found dead in Costa...

THE actor who played the cigar-chewing Sergeant Apone in the 1986 cult film has been found dead in his villa in the Orihuela Costa area (southern Alicante province). Alexander Basil Matthews – better known as Al...

Gang who burgled Shakira and Piqué arrested
Crime/Incidents Mon, Sep 24, 2018

Gang who burgled Shakira and Piqué arrested

AN ORGANISED criminal gang who burgled pop-rock icon Shakira and her FC Barcelona husband Gerard Piqué in June has been caught and disbanded. Detectives say the 15 suspects are behind at least another 20 break-ins...

One builder dead and 11 injured in Ritz floor collapse
Crime/Incidents Tue, Sep 18, 2018

One builder dead and 11 injured in Ritz floor collapse

A COLLAPSING floor at Madrid's Ritz Hotel has left one dead and 11 injured, emergency services confirm. The hotel had been closed for renovations costing €99 million since February 28, a job that was not expected...

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