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A Viral Social Media Challenge has forced more than 300 pools to be closed

The viral challenge of defecating in swimming pools has forced more than 300 pools to be closed A new and scary viral challenge that has spread like wildfire over social media is causing massive problems.  People are urged to defecate in swimming pools and upload images onto social media.  This new craze has forced the…
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British Tourist attacked by Pea Men after warning others

British Tourist attacked by Pea Men after warning others Learn who these people are and what they do HERE, Please DO NOT get involved, even to warn others. If you recognize the trile game on public roads, call 091. A young Briton received a beating a few days ago in Benidorm at the hands of a group of trileros (Pea/Potato Men) in the…
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Restraining order issued to group of thieves (peamen) in Benidorm

A judge issues a restraining order to a group of thieves (Peamen) from the main tourist areas of Benidorm Updates  The restraining order issued by the court represents a new avenue for the fight against the “trile” (peamen) , after a judgment of the Court of Alicante had laid down one of the main legal tools that the City of…
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Benidorm Beach Vendors

Benidorm Beach Vendors As the sun comes out and the beaches starts to get busy, the beach vendors start to become more noticeable and we have already had some posts on the Benidorm Seriously Facebook Group. These people will walk along the beach trying to sell you bottles of water, mixed cocktails, sangria and slices…
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ATM Scam

ATM Scams Guardia Civil warn of new 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…
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Police dismantle a group selling high end stolen mobile phones in Benidorm

Police dismantle a group selling high end stolen mobile phones in Benidorm The National Police have dismantled a group in Benidorm supposedly dedicated to massively subtracting high-end mobile phones in the main nightlife areas . As a result of the operation, 74 phones have been recovered and the four alleged members of the group, have been arrested, as reported by the provincial police station. The research…
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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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Local Mayor attacked when defending robbery victim in Benidorm

Local Mayor attacked when defending robbery victim in Benidorm The mayor of Callosa d’en Sarrià, Andrés Molina, was wounded yesterday in Benidorm when he came to the aid of a Spanish tourist who was being attacked by a thief.  The thief initially escaped after throwing the mayor to the ground, he was imprisoned by nearby National Police.…
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20 year old man, stabbed in Albir

20 year old man, stabbed in Albir A 20 year old man has been wounded by a knife in a fight that took place on Friday morning in a bar in the coastal area of ​​l’Albir, in l’Alfàs del Pi. The incident occurred around 11 o’clock in the morning in an establishment located on the Camino Viejo de Altea.  …
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13 people arrested and 4,000 counterfeit items confiscated in Benidorm

The National Police arrested 13 people and intervened more than 4,000 counterfeit items in Benidorm The police inspected 13 shops in the ​​Rincón de Loix area and estimate that the counterfeit goods were valued at  over 280,000 euros. National Police arrested 13 people in as alleged perpetrators of a crime against industrial property, in an operation in…
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Man arrested for various robberies in Benidorm

Man arrested for various robberies in Benidorm The National Police stop a person in Benidorm up to three times in five days for different robberies. The Policia National have arrested a 42-year-old Spanish man in Benidorm, accused of committing five robberies in town. The alleged perpetrator, who recently escaped (not sure if they mean released)…
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Police arrest 12 people for selling counterfeit goods

Police arrest 12 for selling counterfeit goods National Police and the Prevention and Reaction Unit of Benidorm detained 12 people, ten men and two women, of Spanish , Moroccan and Seneglalese nationalities and seized more than 1,000 counterfeit products in continuing operations against copyright fraud (an offense against industrial property). The authentic items would have…
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Three women arrested by the police for using sex in order to steal

Three women arrested by police for using sex in order to steal The Policia National have arrested three women in Benidorm of Romanian nationality between the ages of 29 and 32.  They have been accused of committing the crime of fraud, theft and belonging to a criminal group.  Police agents of the Judicial Police Brigade…
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Man arrested for assaulting two people with a knife in a bar in Benidorm

Man arrested for assaulting two people with a knife in a bar in Benidorm The National Police detained  a 51-year-old man of Spanish nationality who allegedly assaulted two people with a knife, causing neck injuries. The events occurred in a unnamed bar in town.  The assaulted entered the establishment and saw the aggressor very upset,…
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The Camera Shop Scam

The Camera Shop Scam 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 is just round the corner from the Sol Pelicanos…
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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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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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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) 20th June 2019 – KIRSTY MAXWELL…
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Four arrested for thefts in Benidorm

Four arrested for thefts in Benidorm One of the thieves managed to take an expensive watch from an elderly person here in Benidorm, and was arrested a few days later in Tenerife, National Police have arrested three further people in Benidorm. In two of the cases the victims became aware of the thefts and succeeded…
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The Pea/Potato Men

The Pea/Potato Men WARNING – THE BENIDORM PEA MEN. DO NOT stop, as enticing as it seems with all the cheering and clapping. The majority of the so called spectators are actually members of the gang trying to lure you to stop and take part. They will wave a 20€ or even 50€ note saying…
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Seven arrested for illegal activities on Benidorm Beaches

Seven arrested for illegal activities on Benidorm beaches This was a joint operation by the National and Local Police who have arrested seven people of Chinese nationality for infringement of the Law on Foreigners. Original article by www.diarioinformacion.com, Translated from Spanish to English so some information my be slightly lost in translation. The operation took…
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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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Crime in Benidorm

Crime in Benidorm Crime happens here in Benidorm the same as it does everywhere in the world, but it can have even more of an impact when people are on holiday, make sure you are fully insured to help lessen any financial losses. You will find all the information you need on any aspect of…
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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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