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Police Investigate the Death of a British Tourist

Police arrest and detain British Tourist on Suspected Murder. Update 12th April 2019 – Detained man has been released from Prison. A British tourist arrested over the Benidorm death of Scots stag do reveller Jim Clark has been released from prison. The unnamed 33-year-old, was told he was being probed on suspicion of homicide after…
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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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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) 9th April 2019, Information provided by…
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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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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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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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Protecting Your Valuables on the Beach

Protecting Your Valuables on the Beach 1.  Leave all valuables such as jewelry and expensive cameras in your hotel safe. 2.  Only take one credit card, your photo copied I.D and the amount of cash you will need for the day. 3.  Try not to leave your belongings unattended on in plain sight on the…
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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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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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The National Police arrest two women for robbing tourists in Benidorm

The National Police arrest two women for robbing tourists in Benidorm The arrested women traveled daily from Alicante to Benidorm primarily just to steal, specifically off elderly foreigners through the “piquero” method, which consists of subtracting wallets and purses using just two fingers normally without the owners of the stolen items even being aware of what is happening.…
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Secret Symbols the burglars use

Secret Symbols the burglars use The secret symbols indicate whether a home offers rich pickings, has already been burgled or, more disturbingly, is occupied by a vulnerable female. These are the most commonly found symbols to help residents stay one step ahead. “Knowledge is power. “We do not want to alarm people, only inform them.” As…
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Children in Bars – The Law

TAKING YOUR CHILDREN INTO THE BARS – The Laws We are always being asked about children in bars here in Benidorm are they allowed? This is what the Spanish Law says……. Spanish law defines anyone under 18 to be a minor. Any unaccompanied minors that come to the attention of the Spanish authorities (for whatever…
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LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORT – WHAT TO DO

LOST OR STOLEN PASSPORT – WHAT TO DO Updated January 2019 If you are a British national and your UK passport has been lost, stolen or expired while you are abroad you can use an emergency travel document also known as ‘an emergency passport’ to leave the country you are in and return back to…
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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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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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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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Prostitution in Spain – The Law

Prostitution in Spain – The Law It is quite often a shock to see the ladies of the night openly plying their trade in full public view, but here in Spain, prostitution isn’t illegal, but nor is it legal, basically prostitution is unregulated and the police in many areas are powerless to do anything, other…
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Five arrested in Alicante and Elche for distributing fake two euro coins

Five arrested in Alicante and Elche for distributing fake coins of two euros Learn how to tell the difference between real and fake euro notes/coins and what to do if you receive any HERE Story source – www.diarioinformacion.com.  This article is translated from Spanish so some information may be slightly lost in translation. The National Police…
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ARRESTED – THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHOOTING INCIDENT THAT OCCURRED ON JULY 14th 2018

ARRESTED THE PERSON RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHOOTING INCIDENT THAT  OCCURRED ON JULY 14TH ON THE AVENIDA MALLORCA The National Police  have detained the main person in charge of a criminal organization dedicated to extortion and account adjustments, the detainee was allegedly involved in a shooting in Benidorm in which three people were injured by bullets The…
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Four arrested for defrauding 53,000 euros from customers in a Benidorm Strip Club

Four arrested for defrauding 53,000 euros from customers in a Benidorm Strip Club Source – www.diarioinformacion.com.  Story translated from Spanish so some information may be lost in translation The National Police have arrested four people accused of defrauding more than 53,000 euros from customers, over twenty customers are thought to have been defrauded by the strip club…
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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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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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