Tagged: Alicante

Red Cross and English speaking charities encourage Brits to volunteer

One year after signing an agreement with the British Embassy, the Red Cross has taken fresh steps to get English speaking charities to work more closely with their local groups and to encourage more English speakers to volunteer. The British Consulate, along with Pedro Dominguez, newly hired by the Red Cross as European residents’ coordinator,

Benidorm Taxi Driver Acquitted of Raping British Holidaymaker

A Benidorm taxi driver has had his acquittal on rape charges confirmed by the Supreme Court after he was found not guilty earlier this year after being accused of a raping a British woman in Benidorm on Halloween night in 2008. DNA evidence helped to track the alleged offender down and led to his eventual

Family Strangling

A man aged in his forties has been arrested by the National Police for allegedly strangling his 89-year-old aunt, with the body lying at their home on Alicante’s Calle Pintor Aparicio for a week. The nephew turned himself into the National Police in Alicante on Monday, with neighbours saying that he had lived with his

Agent Arrested

A National Police officer has been taken into custody and had bail refused by an Alicante police court, after being accused of crimes of sexual abuse and assault involving under age teenage boys. Extensive investigations by the National Police led to the arrest of the 32-year-old agent, with indecent images of children found on his

Any Old Iron?

Three people involved in an Alicante scrap metal dealership have gone on trial, after being accused of receiving stolen goods. The National Police arrested the trio back in 2013, though the actual thieves have not been brought to justice in a case which is part of crackdown on dealers trying to peddle items that they know have been

Yankee Bomb

A boat off the coast of Santa Pola recently came across an anti-submarine missile as it was doing some seabed cleaning. The Guardia Civil’s bomb squad was drafted in from Alicante, but fortunately the American-made device, which would have been dropped by an aircraft, was not active.

Grandma’s Big Victory

An Orihuela grandmum has won her custody battle over her four-year-old granddaughter, who was left orphaned after her father murdered her mother two years ago. Maruja Cuenca, 63, had been caring for Mari Carmen since the tot’s mother, Maruja’s daughter, was killed by her violent husband, who is now in jail – but the social

Neighbourly Dispute

A 38-year old man who locked up a neighbour in an Alicante apartment block and then set fire to it, has been arrested by the National Police. The incident happened on September 15th when firefighters were called to fire and discovered a man had been locked up in a room, who they rescued before the

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