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Woman makes false rape claims in bid to hide affair with next-door neighbour

A WOMAN who allegedly feigned her own kidnapping and multiple rape, to cover up an affair, has been arrested in Malaga. After a five month investigation, police reportedly discovered her claims were ‘a hoax’ to hide a relationship she was having with her neighbour. According to reports, the detained told officers in June that she had […]

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Costa Blanca thieves caught red handed carrying a stolen cash register

NATIONAL POLICE officers have arrested two thieves in Denia in connection with alleged robberies carried out on a house and commercial premises. The events took place last Sunday evening when the National Police received a 091 call to alert them of a possible robbery in a home in the municipality. Once they arrived at the […]

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Fake goods trade is hurting Benidorm’s economy

BENIDORM’S Independent Trade Association (AICO) is blaming the proliferation of shops that allegedly sell fake goods as one reason for a fall in income during this summer. Their feelings were passed over to Benidorm’s Mayor, Toni Perez, and Councillor Ana Pellicer at a recent meeting to discuss the problem that is concentrated in the Rincon […]

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JAIL BREAK: Prison officers are asking for similar treatment to police in Spain

PRISON officers in Alhaurin de la Torre have camped out in front of the jail in protest at their “abandonment” by the central government. They are calling for their profession to be “respected and dignified,” and were joined by workers from the prisons in Seville and Zaragoza. The protest will last from September 26 to […]

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‘Healer’ accused of abusing patients on the Costa del Sol

A FUGITIVE wanted for more than 20 sexual abuse offences in a number of countries has been arrested in Malaga. The 58 year-old Armenian allegedly posed as a healer in order to assault his victims, creating a psychological dependence and taking advantage of the women who sought his help, according to a National Police source. […]

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WATCH: House collapse on the Costa Blanca traps two British expats

TWO people have been rescued alive following a partial collapse of a house on the Orihuela Costa. The incident happened at 8am on Wednesday morning in the popular Laguna II urbanisation, and according to reports, firefighters who rushed to the scene cordoned off and evicted 60 people from 15 properties. At least eight have been […]

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GRIM DISCOVERY: Brother finds ‘missing’ sister dead in other brother’s workplace

NATIONAL POLICE are investigating the death of a 40-year-old woman whose body was found in a building in the centre of Alicante. According to reports, it’s believed that the body could have been there for 24 hours before being discovered by a shocked brother after becoming concerned that he hadn’t seen or heard of her […]

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240 km/h online speeding teen caught

BE careful what you share on social media… you might end up getting arrested. That’s the fate of a reckless 19-year-old from Torrevieja whose exploits behind the wheel of his car as he sped along the A-35 motorway as he passed through Vallada in Valencia were proudly boasted across Facebook. Driving at 240 kph, he […]

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UPDATE: Woman ‘missing’ on Spain’s Costa del Sol for seven weeks found safe

BREAKING NEWS – Friday, August 2018 – 6.30pm: ⇒ EXCLUSIVE: Costa del Sol woman ‘missing’ for seven weeks found after Facebook tip-off A DISTRAUGHT family is appealing for help in tracing a woman who has been missing on Costa del Sol for almost seven weeks. Marie McManus, aged 42, used her credit card when she checked […]

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Prison sentence in UK for former Costa Blanca resident on child sex abuse charges

A BRITISH national that once lived on the Orihuela Costa has been sentenced to eight years and 10 months imprisonment at Snaresbrook Crown Court in London. David Budd, 72,  pleaded guilty in July after being charged with seven counts of indecent assault and four counts of indecency with four female victims, all of whom were […]

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Euro police on the Costa Blanca beat

IN a continued effort to provide a higher quality of service for foreign tourists, the National Police in Benidorm will in future have a number of officers speaking in French and Italian. Among the many millions of foreigners that choose Benidorm as their holiday destination every year, a growing number of French and Italians are […]

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‘Police chief’ arrested in Benidorm taxi row

LOCAL POLICE in Benidorm were called to an incident in the centre of the well-known British area of the tourist capital…but nothing to do with those traditional customers and problems. In this case, it was a chief inspector of one of the National Police units based in Valencia who ended up detained after an alleged […]

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Man arrested after shooting at police on Costa del Sol

OFFICERS of the National Police have arrested a man in Estepona accused of shooting at them. The suspect’s mother had called the police to inform them that her son, 29, has a history of drug addiction and was threatening her. Several National Police officers went to their home, on Avenida de Los Reales, but the […]

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SHOCKING: Costa del Sol burglar who posed as electrical inspector to rob the elderly

A SPANISH male in his 30s has been arrested by the National Police and has been charged with burglary in Fuengirola, Malaga City and Marbella. It is alleged that he and another man (who is being sought) presented themselves to elderly residents as electrical inspectors and whilst one distracted the property owner, the other stole […]

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Dead body, wearing a lifejacket, discovered in Costa Blanca sea

OFFICERS of the Guardia Civil Maritime Service on patrol near the port of La Vila spotted a body in the water late last Friday. They alerted colleagues in the Special Group of Underwater Activities (GEAS) section who were charged with recovering the body. It appeared from a brief examination of the body after it was […]

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Rural Costa del Sol police unit gets green light

MIJAS COUNCIL has created a local police force with a special remit to protect the environment, prevent fires and monitor wild animals. Mayor of Mijas, Juan Carlos Maldonado, announced the move and said: “We are taking a further step to improve services for residents, especially in relation to our native species, wildfires, and the environment.” […]

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Commanders under fire on Costa Blanca for World Cup riot police order

DEMANDS have been made that those responsible for ordering the riot police attack in Benidorm during the World Cup be relieved of their post. The Provincial Committee of the Unified Police Union (SUP) have called for those who co-ordinated the disastrous events seen in Calle Gerona to be removed. The attack by the officers on […]