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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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Danny Tetley – Updates

Danny Tetley – Updates 27th September – 1st Court appearance Danny Tetley made his first appearance at Bradford Crown Court after being charged with a string of child sex offences.   All charges (listed below), relate to offences which allegedly took place this year. Danny listened to the court proceedings via a video link from HM…
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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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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) 25th September 2019 – High court…
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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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Man arrested for thefts in Benidorm

Man arrested for thefts in Benidorm National Police have arrested a man in Benidorm who robbed two establishments and forced a third party to hand over items. The emergency call centre (room of the Intelligent Center of Communication and Control Command 091) received a call from a nearby employee who reported that there was a…
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Illegal Property Rentals – More Inspections in the future.

Illegal Property Rentals – More Inspections in the future. Turisme Comunitat Valenciana will hire a specialized external company to increase inspections on the offer of illegal accommodation in the Valencian Community. The director general of Tourism (Herick Campos) has revealed that his department has already begun the efforts to outsource this work, which will focus its search on…
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False Holiday Compensation Claims

False Holiday Compensation Claims During the summer of 2016 complaints from British tourists for alleged food poisoning in Benidorm grew alarmingly. The amount of money lost by the hotel sector during two years was calculated at over 50 million euros as the number of claims skyrocketed to 500% However, in 2018 the first sentences including…
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Bank Robbers Caught

Bank Robbers Caught  The National Police have dismantled an organization allegedly dedicated to assaulting clients and employees of banks in Madrid, Córdoba, Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz), Benidorm and other cities in the area. In addition, they have arrested four members after they stole 6,700 euros from a bank in the town of Parla, Madrid. Investigations…
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Benidorm approves the request to reforms of the law so that the trile (Peamen) are considered a crime.

Benidorm approves the request to reforms of the law, so that the trile (Peamen) are considered a crime This is fantastic long awaited news. Not sure who or what the Trile – Pea/Potato men are read all about them HERE Story reported in Spanish by www.diarioinformacion.com.  Some detail may be slightly lost in translation, read…
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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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