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Stabbing in Benidorm – No Fatalities

Stabbing in Benidorm – No Fatalities Update – 28th February – The two British men accused of the stabbing incident appeared in court yesterday. ————— During the early hours of 25th February, news came in that a stabbing incident had occurred on Calle Mallorca, an area know as The Square, where many of the most…
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Benidorm Bouncers

Benidorm Bouncers Over the last few years the Door Security here in Benidorm have had a lot of bad press, both here in Spain and in the UK tabloids (which never seem to have anything good to say about Benidorm anyway) and recently several videos have gone viral causing a very public outcry for more…
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Guidance for victims of rape and other forms of sexual assault in our area

Guidance for victims of rape and other forms of sexual assault in our area Prepared by the British Consulate – Alicante and www.gov.uk Disclaimer: This information is provided by the British Government for the convenience of enquirers, but neither Her Majesty’s Government nor any official of the Consulate accept liability for any loss or damage…
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National Police arrest 4 people in Benidorm for stealing at knife point

National Police arrest 4 people in Benidorm for stealing at knife point The National Police have arrested four people in Benidorm, three of them minors, accused of committing three robberies with violence and intimidation with a knife. Source  – read the original story in Spanish here – www.diarioinformacion.com Some information may be lost in translation. Those arrested…
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HOW TO AVOID HAVING YOUR DRINK SPIKED

HOW TO AVOID HAVING YOUR DRINK SPIKED Every year across the world, hundreds of people are thought to be victims of drink spiking, where alcohol or drugs are added to someone’s drink without them knowing. In some cases, so-called ‘date rape drugs’ may be used to spike a drink before a sexual assault. Is drink spiking illegal? Drink spiking may be done…
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ATM Scam

Guardia Civil warn of new ATM scam Many thieves have specialized in the so-called “false front”, which consists of a simulation of the cashier equipped with cameras to capture the key of the card . This is why it is also recommended to check that there is no evidence of tampering. Of course this also applies all over the…
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Guardia Civil dismantle a criminal organisation that distributed drugs to order in Benidorm

The Guardia Civil dismantled a criminal organisation based in the Vega Baja that distributed drugs to order in Benidorm. The four detainees, all British nationals aged between 31 and 64, and the fifth, wanted on an international warrant, have been remanded in custody pending trial by the courts in Torrevieja. Source – www.diarioinformacion.com – original news article…
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Police raid venues to cut down on Illegal La Liga Football Matches

Police raid venues to cut down on Illegal TV, particularly the pirating of La Liga Football Matches. Nearly 300 establishments, mostly bars, but also betting shops, were inspected earlier this week, (Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th Dec) throughout the Valencian Region in a operation against the “piracy of the television signals” particularly football broadcasts of La Liga Española,…
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Local Police arrest Benidorm store owner for drug trafficking

Local Police arrest Benidorm store owner for drug trafficking Story translated from Spanish Newspaper www.diarioinformacion.com so some information may be slightly lost in translation. The Local Police and the drug detection dog unit searched three establishments on Calle Gerona and in one of them found a drum with a double bottom in which narcotic substances where found.…
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Reinforcement of security in leisure areas of Benidorm generates five detainees

The reinforcement of security in leisure areas of Benidorm generates five detainees The operation coordinated by National Police and Local Police ends with a hundred identifications – 40 Benidorm national and municipal police undertake a joint stop and question “in street” operation.  100 people were spoken to, 5 detained. one for theft, one for fraud, one…
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Stay Safe in Benidorm

HOW TO STAY SAFE IN BENIDORM We often hear horror stories of people who have been robbed, conned or violated in some manner while on Holiday in Benidorm.  There are even those who set out to promote these stories in the claim they are trying to help.  In reality they are frightening people and misleading…
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S.A.T.E ASSISTANCE IN BENIDORM

S.A.T.E ASSISTANCE IN BENIDORM WHAT IS S.A.T.E S.A.T.E stands for “El Servicio de Atencion al Turista Extranjero”, which roughly translates to Foreign Tourist Assistance Office.  Visitors that use this office will be attended to in English, French, German or Russian.  The Foreign Tourist Assistance Service is a police department whose role is to offer foreign…
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The Camera Shop Scam

This scam is run by small teams of con-artists (usually three Asian men). They operate out of respectable looking camera shops all around Benidorm.  We have been aware of this scam for a long time but one of our Benidorm Seriously Members became a victim a couple of weeks ago.  The shop our member used…
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How to – Make a Denuncia

How to – Make a Denuncia Making a denuncia is an important part of the law and order system in Spain. The S.A.T.E office in Benidorm can help you with this process. Having to report an event (or someone) to the police is something that nearly all of us have to do at some point in our…
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AlertCops, citizen Safety apps for Mobile phones

AlertCops, citizen Safety apps for Mobile phones What is AlertCops AlertCops is a citizen security alert system of the State Law Enforcement Authorities (FFCCSE in Spanish) The goal is to create a universal access to every public citizen security service, so any person, regardless their language, origin or auditory or vocal disability, can send to…
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Victim of a Crime, Where to go for Assistance

VICTIM OF A CRIME IN BENIDORM  – What to do and where to go for assistance If you need urgent help from the police – or an ambulance:- dial 112, You will find a list of all emergency telephone numbers HERE All victims of crime in Spain must report the incident to the Police, this is called…
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The Fake Petition Scam

The Fake Petition Scam DO NOT GET CAUGHT OUT – JUST SAY NO AND IGNORE THEM  Thieves and scammers make a living preying on the kind hearts and naivete of tourists.  Familiarize yourself with this scams and save your money. The Deaf Mute Scam and the Fake Petition Scam typically involves women or young girls as the scammers.…
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Known Pickpockets

Known Pickpockets KEEP YOURSELF AND YOUR BELONGS SAFE. These two in the picture below are part of a much larger gang who prey on tourists in town, we are not quite sure if the one pretending to be pregnant is male or female, but it does look more like a man in disguise, he/she does have a very distinctive tattoo on…
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