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An elderly woman, believed to be of British origin and in her late seventies, was rescued by the emergency services having fallen down the embankment at Cala Mosca on the Orihuela Costa on Wednesday. The grossly overstretched and hugely under resourced local police were once again first on the scene but due to the complexity […]

Police Car Crash in Alicante

A National Police patrol car, responding to an emergency, collided with a passenger car in Alicante on Friday afternoon, shunting that vehicle into a pedestrian. The incident occurred at a junction on avenida de Alcoy at around 13:00. The collision resulted in the patrol car becoming entangled with a lamppost. Four people were taken from […]

Thousands of Police Places Approved

The Spanish Government has approved the provision of 2,615 National Police and 1,734 Guardia Civil officers. For the police, there will also be 125 new senior positions created, and there will be 250 internal promotions to manage the new intake. The Police training college in Avila, the Escuela Nacional de Policía de Ávila, will return […]

Prison Calls in PP Corruption Case

The prosecutor has asked for significant custodial sentences for a number of alleged key players in the so called “caso Brugal”, including the former president of the Alicante government, José Joaquín Ripoll, and former mayor of Orihuela, Mónica Lorente, both from the Partido Popular. During the opening of the trial relating to the rezoning of […]

Guardia Civil Vehicle Stopped in Gibraltar

A marked patrol vehicle belonging to the Guardia Civil was stopped by British Police from entering Gibraltar on Monday. However, this was not the latest diplomatic incident to cause unrest between the security services, but rather the opposite, as the vehicle had been stolen by a Polish citizen who had earlier been prevented from entering […]

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