Category: Crime

Briton held in Benidorm over Salford prison van raid

A man who allegedly helped break two prisoners out of a custody van in an armed raid in Salford has been arrested on the terrace of a cafeteria in Benidorm. Paul Taylor, 24, was arrested by Spanish police in connection with the audacious breakout in Greater Manchester in April last year. During the escape, three armed men broke prisoners Ryan MacDonald and Stevie McMullen free from a custody van en route from HMP Altcourse to Manchester crown court. Taylor and two other British citizens – Lee Baker, from Southampton, and Zachary Williams, from Liverpool – were arrested allegedly in possession...

ORIHUELA POLICE ARRESTS

Officers from the local police of Orihuela detained a Russian man on the Orihuela Costa on Friday, who was suspected of being involved in an altercation in a café bar, during which furniture was broken and threats were issued.
On Saturday, offi…

HIGH DRAMA ON THE STREETS OF BENIDORM

As one particular fictional hotel is seen on the televisions of millions of viewers who enjoy a good laugh, nobody was laughing in Benidorm on Thursday when the streets of the town resembled a scene from a Hollywood blockbuster film, when a dramatic ca…

FIVE PERCENT FEWER CRIMES IN 2013

The Director General of Police in Spain, Ignacio Cosidó, has reported to the Senate Committee to detail crime and policing statistics for 2013.
Over the past year, reported crimes and misdemeanours dealt with by the National Police have decline…

POLICIA LOCAL RECOVER 300KG OF COPPER

Police from Pilar de la Horadada recovered several coils of copper wire early last Friday morning weighing 300 kg. They were found in the boot of an abandoned car in the village of Lo Romero having been stolen the previous night.
Police were initially…

MOTORWAY ROBBERS ARRESTED

The National Police has broken up a gang of violent robbers who would prey on innocent victims along the AP-7 motorway.
Some 16 people have been arrested in the operation, mostly of Romanian nationality, with one Spaniard amongst the group, charged wi…

SERIAL BOMB HOAXER DETAINED

Officers from the Guardia Civil have arrested a woman in Barcelona accused of making over a thousand fake bomb threats on behalf of Al Qaeda.
This is the third time that the woman has been detained by the security services, accused of making telephone…

POLICE APPEAL FOR HELP TO TRACE RECKLESS DRIVER

The National Police has launched an appeal through social media to find a young man who videoed himself whilst driving a car in what is considered a reckless manner,
The video had been uploaded by a user named Antonio Velázquez, but was deleted…