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250 EXTRA police for November Fiestas

250 EXTRA police for November Fiestas Additional police join the more than one hundred staff to ensure safety during the big days and the “Fancy Dress Party” Full Fiesta Schedule can be found HERE For today (Sunday), the Local Police will also have the support of the National Police as many local police will be…
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Arrested in Benidorm for assaulting two police officers who saved him from drowning

Arrested in Benidorm for assaulting two police officers who saved him from drowning The National Police last night saved a man of Colombian nationality who was about to drown in sea off Benidorm beach. The police found the man floating upside down between a great swell and in an area of ​​poor visibility. After taking…
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Jailed for 7 years for raping a tourist in Benidorm

Jailed for 7 years for raping a tourist in Benidorm A  29 year old man has been sentenced by the Audiencia de Alicante to seven years in prison, another 10 years on probation and he must also pay 15,000€ in compensation to the victim for physical and psychological damages suffered. The attack of the French tourist…
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Englishman Arrested in Benidorm for pretending to be robbed

Englishman Arrested in Benidorm for pretending to be robbed A  Englishman made false claims when he reported an incident to the police stating that thieves attacked him, left him unconscious and forcibly removed a watch worth 8,900 euros and credit cards. The 45 year old man from the United Kingdom, has now been arrested and…
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Two detained in Benidorm for robbing a hotel with a firearm

Two detained in Benidorm for robbing a hotel with a firearm After stealing 300 euros the 2 thieves left the security guard and  receptionist locked up in an office and fled on a motorcycle.  The National Police have arrested two men as alleged perpetrators of a robbery committed in a hotel in Benidorm, the incident…
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EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS The European Emergency Number 112 is not the only emergency number here in Spain. As well as 112, the following emergency numbers are available 062 – Guardia Civil 091 – National Police – Reporting robberies etc. 061 – Health emergencies 080 – Fire Service 092 – Local Police 090 – Report traffic…
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What to do if you are arrested in Spain

Hopefully no one comes to Benidorm to break the law but sometimes things  can take an unexpected turn. Whether the problem has been of your own making or some other incident or accident.  This page is to help you know what to do in the event of being arrested here in Spain.  This is just general…
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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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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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How to – Make a complaint regarding the police.

How to make a complaint regarding the police. Letters of complaint regarding the conduct of the National Police can be addressed to the Head of Police (Comisario Jefe Provincial) of the National Police Provincial Headquarters (Comisaría Provincial) under whose jurisdiction the police station falls. The address for the Alicante Province National Police Headquarters under which…
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SPANISH POLICE – WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR

SPANISH POLICE – WHO THEY ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR It can be a little confusing to most newcomers to Spain, that there are three separate Police Forces that operate, with varying responsibilities, all of whom are armed. The Guardia Civil – Wear green uniforms and were generally feared during Franco’s era due to…
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