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Crime/Incidents news and information for Spain

Crime/Incidents Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Pensioner injured as bar ceiling collapses

AN ELDERLY man has been injured after a building partly collapsed in Valencia port yesterday (Friday). The victim, 82, was in the bar on the ground floor having a coffee when the ceiling crumbled and a huge heap of...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Brit's bungled 'Star Wars' hold-up lands him in custody

A BRITISH man dressed up as a Storm Trooper could be up for the next 'Darwin award' after his botched hold-up on a Mijas hotel in August – although he has managed to escape arrest until now. The 41-year-old,...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Canary Islands' largest human-trafficking racket broken up

A MAFIA-STYLE racket trafficking migrants to the Canary Islands has been busted after three years of investigations and its two ringleaders arrested. An international arrest warrant was issued by a court in Telde in Las...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Rajoy confirms Galicia fires 'deliberately started'

SPANISH president Mariano Rajoy has confirmed that the devastating infernos currently destroying Galicia were started deliberately. They were ignited in at least 200 places and, although some are under control, between...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Oct 14, 2017

Galicia ablaze with 15 forest fires - 11 in one province

AT LEAST 15 forest fires continue to burn out of control in the far north-western region of Galicia, having already wiped out 1,880 hectares (4,626 acres) since Wednesday. The worst-affected province, Ourense, is ablaze...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Diver-potholer found alive after night-long search

A DIVER who spent the night trapped in a pothole suffering decompression syndrome has been rescued alive after a huge and highly-delicate underground operation. The 52-year-old got into difficulties at around 20.10...

Crime/Incidents Fri, Oct 13, 2017

Farmhand who crushed 79 piglets to death sentenced

A FARM worker who filmed himself jumping into a pig-pen and flattening 79 piglets has been sentenced to 15 months in prison on top of the compensation he has already handed over. The accused, 19, was employed at the...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Whole family dead in 13-car motorway pile-up

FIVE people have been killed in a multiple pile-up on the A-7 motorway through Murcia and another 10 injured. Nine cars, two lorries and two vans collided, blocking both lanes in a northbound direction in Sangonera la...