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Category: Crime

Two cyber-criminals arrested in Benidorm

Two cyber-criminals arrested in Benidorm after seizing a 20,000 euro loot Agents of the National Police have arrested two people in Benidorm who allegedly impersonated computer technicians to get a loot of more than 20,000 euros. As reported Friday by the provincial police. They pretended to be technicians of a software company to offer false services to victims who did not need…
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ATM Scams

ATM Scams Always try to use the ATM machines at the main banks, where you will get a better exchange rate and will be charged less commission, (commission rates will vary depending upon your bank, so read the small print).  Also as a safe guard always inform your bank that you are going on holiday…
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Three year jail sentence requested for a man caught spiking a young woman’s drink

Three year jail sentence requested for a man caught spiking a woman’s drink A young man faces a sentence of three and a half years in prison for allegedly trying to drug a girl by throwing an amount of ecstasy into her drink. The events occurred on September 29th 2017 in a cocktail bar in Alcoy,…
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Kirsty Maxwell – Updates

Kirsty Maxwell Updates Kirsty Maxwell’s young life ended tragically when she died in suspicious, unexplained circumstances whilst on holiday in Benidorm, Spain on 29th April 2017. Any information that may be helpful can be given via this confidential number: 07376 040519 (from the UK) +44 737 604 0519 (international) 27th December 2019 Film about tragic…
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Police warn expats in Spain of scam targeting vulnerable women on social networks

Police warn expats in Spain of scam targeting vulnerable women on social networks THE National Police have issued a warning to women living in Spain of a scam targeting people who use Facebook. Story by EuroWeeklyNews Over the past few months, there have been multiple cases of women across the country who have been scammed…
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Drinking and Driving in Spain – The Laws and fines explained

DRINKING AND DRIVING IN SPAIN Spain has strict drink driving laws, these are stricter than the UK where the limit is 0.8. In Spain, you’re no longer considered fit to drive when your blood/alcohol concentration exceeds 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood (or 30mg for drivers with less than two years’ experience and professional drivers). The amount you…
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Danny Tetley – Updates

Danny Tetley – Updates 13th December – Danny Tetley admits child sexual exploitation of seven teenage boys Danny Tetley has this lunchtime (Fri) pleaded guilty to a series of child sexual exploitation charges relating to him inducing teenage boys to send indecent images to him for money. The 39-year-old’s court case was previously subject to a…
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Jailed for 6 years for selling cocaine and assaulting a police officer in Benidorm

Jailed for 6 years for selling cocaine and assaulting a police officer in Benidorm A 48 year old man of Italian nationality has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison for selling cocaine in a well-known pub in Benidorm and assaulting one of the police officers of the narcotics brigade who went to the establishment to…
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Arrested. Businessman who employed five workers without work permits in Valencia

Arrested. Businessman who employed five workers without work permits in Valencia National police arrest business owner for employing non EU workers that did not have residencia or work permits (Non EU cannot work even for short periods without them). Fines start at 10,000 euros per worker without work permit. The National Police have arrested a Spanish…
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Two arrested in the English area  for drug trafficking

Two arrested in the English area  for drug trafficking Benidorm Local Police have arrested two two English citizens this weekend in the English area for the alleged crime of drug trafficking.  The local agents of the GRP, the canine units and the inspection group of establishments carried out the operation in the English zone where…
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16 more arrested in Benidorm for selling counterfeit products

16 more arrested in Benidorm for selling counterfeit products The National Police have completed an operation that has been carried out during October in the town, in which 16 more people have been arrested for allegedly selling counterfeit products of prestigious brands in different street stalls. The agents have confiscated about 3,000 items in 16 inspections carried out, with a value that…
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Stag party claim to have been left battered

Stag party claim to have been left battered after senseless attack Richard Robinson, 37, and his seven friends and family claim they were battered repeatedly by  thugs after defending themselves from a pickpocket in Benidorm.  As reported in the Daily Mirror The group claim up to 15 bouncers rained down blows on the men –…
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Man arrested for robbing two Farmacias in Benidorm

Man arrested for robbing two pharmacies in Benidorm National Police have arrested a man in Benidorm for allegedly robbing not just one but two pharmacies in Benidorm in less than two months, stealing over 1,000€  The events took place in March 2018, when a man robbed a farmacia (pharmacy, chemist) threatening the employee with a…
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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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4 years in jail for abusing a minor in Benidorm

4 years in jail for abusing a minor in Benidorm A 52-year-old Colombian man has been sentenced to 4 years in jail for a crime of sexual abuse of a minor, who was the daughter of an acquaintance, who at the time 14 years old and was temporarily in his and his partners care. The…
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Hotel worker arrested for stealing from guests rooms

Hotel worker arrested for stealing from guests rooms Benidorm National Police have arrested a 47-year-old Spanish male accused of allegedly committing several robberies with force in the hotel (the hotel has NOT been named at this stage) where he worked as a maintenance technician. He accessed rooms taking advantage of his job and stole personal effects out of…
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British man arrested in Benidorm for falsely reporting his car stolen

British man arrested in Benidorm for falsely reporting his car stolen National Police in Benidorm have arrested a 19-year-old British man accused of falsifying a police report stating that two men had assaulted, beaten him and stolen his car. Upon further investigation of the story due to the fact there were several contradictions in his…
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3 more investigated for selling counterfeit goods in Benidorm

3 more investigated for selling counterfeit goods in Benidorm The Guardia Civil of Alicante investigated three people, two women aged 46 and 36 years and a man of 37, all of  Chinese nationality, alleged of three crimes against industrial property for selling counterfeit clothing in retail stores in Benidorm. 617 garments valued at 14,700 euros have been…
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Organised street begging rises in Benidorm

Organised street begging rises in Benidorm The Municipal Group of Citizens (Cs) has alerted to a possible increase in organized begging and the existence of homeless people on the streets of Benidorm Cs spokesman, Juan Balastegui, explained that “on the Avenida Mediterraneo,  we can see the same people doing different shifts on a daily basis,…
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Man Arrested in Benidorm for identity theft.

Man Arrested in Benidorm for identity theft. The National Police have detained a 30-year-old male in Benidorm as an alleged perpetrator of the crimes of usurpation (the act of taking control of something without having the right to, in this case Identity theft). The investigation began with the denunciation of one of the victims who…
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Three arrested for street/beach robberies in Benidorm

Three arrested for street/beach robberies in Benidorm The National Police have arrested three people in Benidorm for thefts during the summer. The detainees, two women and one man, are not related and each acted on their own. Those arrested are allegedly charged with several crimes. Despite each acting on their own, their modus operandi and…
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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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Businessmen in the English area of ​​Benidorm ask for surveillance cameras and police on foot against crime

Businessmen in the English area of ​​Benidorm ask for surveillance cameras and police on foot against crime An article by CARLOS MORA at https://www.diarioinformacion.com The English area of ​​Benidorm continues to suffer from insecurity problems . Residents, businessmen and workers of those streets ask to increase the police presence , especially for the high season for British tourism that begins at…
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Doorman shot in Benidorm, British man arrested.

Doorman shot in Benidorm, British man released from court. Updates 14th September The case was heard in court no 2 in Benidorm yesterday and the gentleman arrested for the events listed below has been released.  The court agreed to the release but with precautionary measures.  The detainee must appear in court every fifteen days, his…
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