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Orihuela Police Research Pirate Taxis

Orihuela local police, along with colleagues from other forces and interested parties, have been taking part in a seminar offering information and advice regarding so-called “pirate” taxis. Unlicensed vehicles doing frequent “airport runs” are...

Killer Romanian Who Beat Girlfriend to Death Gets 18 Years

A 43-year-old Romanian man who beat his 42-year-old girlfriend to death in El Altet in November 2015, has been sentenced to 18 years behind bars by the Alicante Provincial Court in Elche. He has also been ordered to pay 50 thousand euro in compensation to the woman’s family Eighteen months ago, the man appeared in a drunken

Killer Romanian Who Beat Girlfriend to Death Gets 18 Years

A 43-year-old Romanian man who beat his 42-year-old girlfriend to death in El Altet in November 2015, has been sentenced to 18 years behind bars by the Alicante Provincial Court in Elche. He has also been ordered to pay 50 thousand euro in compensation to the woman’s family Eighteen months ago, the man appeared in a drunken

Pensioner Brit Arrested for Attempting to Kill His Son with a Hammer

A 70-year-old British man has been arrested on the northern Costa Blanca last week for trying to kill his son with a hammer when he was asleep in bed. His wife was also injured as she tried to prevent the attack at their home in the Denia area, which took place on Easter Day. The

Whatsapp Child Pornography Distribution Ring Busted with 17 Arrests in Spain

The National Police say that 17 people have been arrested in Spain as part of an international operation against a major group that distributed child pornography via the online chat application WhatsApp.  The police said the network operated some 100 chat groups with 135 identified users in 18 countries in Europe, Central and South America,

Man Barricades Himself in Torrevieja Apartment and Threatens to Kill Three Women

Guardia Civil and Torrevieja local police officers smashed into an apartment in the Acequión area of the city on Saturday after a man had barricaded himself in, and was threatening three women with a knife. The incident was in a social-housing block on Plaza de las Islas Canarias by the Acequión health centre, with police

Two Brits Arrested for Reckless Driving After Being Thrown Out of Torrevieja Nightclub

Two British nationals were arrested for drunk and reckless driving after being thrown out of a Torrevieja night club. The incident happened early last Saturday morning after three people were evicted from the Velice club on the city’s Casgrande industrial estate, and got into a car. Two of the three were described by authorities as

Dolores Police take to Horses

Dolores has become the first municipality in Alicante Province to have a horse unit as part of the local police force, with four officers trained up to ride the two animals. They will be used to patrol major events, as well as helping to cut down on robberies on local farms, especially during harvest seasons. The

British MP Arrested In Alicante

Simon Danczuk MP has been arrested in Spain following an alleged incident involving his estranged wife. He reportedly threw Ms Danczuk’s phone in the swimming pool at their apartment in the Alicante town of Algorfa, and...

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