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Crime/Incidents news and information for Spain

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 22, 2003

To catch a thief

A group of fishermen and a petrol pump station attendant managed to catch a sneak thief trying to run off with cash from the fishermen’s fuel station last week. The robber, a 22-year-old North African man waited until...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Car thieves caught

Calpe police arrested a man in the early hours last Friday near the la Fossa beach in Calpe. He was alleged to have attempted to steal a luxury car parked in the Nuevo México residential complex and was spotted by a...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Worra lorry booze

It’s every boozer’s dream to stumble across a truck load of beer, and for one man in Gandia this week, that’s exactly what happened.
The temptation was just too much for a cheeky thief who made his bid to...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Young officer injured in car crash

A young Teulada policewoman was seriously injured in a head-on crash last week while on patrol.
Her colleague was also slightly hurt.
The car was travelling on the Moraira-Teulada road when it crashed into a...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Aug 22, 2003

Baby on board

A ferry on course for Ibiza turned back to the mainland when a woman gave birth on board. Just ten minutes after setting sail the captain was informed that a lady was in considerable pain and seemed to be in labour....

Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Benidorm car pound crammed

Benidorm’s car pound is full of abandoned cars. Over 200 vehicles are occupying all available space in the facilities meaning illegally parked cars towed away by the municipal truck are being left in the public...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Teulada police haul

The local police have confiscated rip-off designer goods and copyright articles including CDs, sunglasses, watches and fans and have arrested three people.
The haul included 320 children’s toys and goods not...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Murder in l’Alfàs

The Guardia Civil have arrested a man in connection with the death of a 70-year-old woman in l’Alfàs. The woman, who owned a hostel in the town, was found dead in the early hours of Tuesday morning by guests. It...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Immigrant invasion

Inmigrants are to blame for the increase in crime, according to Benissa’s independent social democratic party (PSI). The party has complained about the situation following an increase in crime in the area.
In a...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Bed kills woman

An 85-year-old woman was tragically killed by a folding bed in her home in Daya Vieja last week.
The lady was alone in her home when she sat or lay down on the spring-loaded bed, which retracted into its wardrobe...

Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 19, 2003

Blazing bus stops traffic

Fire broke out on a bus travelling along the A-7 motorway as it went through the Mascarat tunnel in Calpe.
The Swiss-registered bus was carrying 24 passengers, all of whom were taken to Benissa by taxis to continue...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Aug 14, 2003

Fraudster captured

The Alicante Guardia Civil has arrested a 44-year-old British man accused of selling forged documents through the Internet. The suspect allegedly offered passports and driving licences through several websites to his...