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Crime/Incidents news and information for Spain

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...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Sep 3, 2017

'Suspect' rucksack shuts Barcelona shopping centre

A SHOPPING centre in Barcelona was evacuated at 15.30 this afternoon (Sunday) after a 'suspect' rucksack was found, but police confirmed two hours later that it had been a false alarm. Access to the Diagonal Mar...

Crime/Incidents Sat, Sep 2, 2017

Madrid toxic smoke alert lifted

AN ALERT earlier today warning residents in three towns not to leave their homes due to toxic smoke from a waste plant fire has been lifted and 'air quality is now within the normal range', according to...